Companies jump BS Telecare Framework publicity launch

According to the Buying Solutions (BS) timetable, there should be a national launch of publicity when the National Telecare Framework Agreement comes into force following about 3 days from the end of the 10 day period when companies are informed of the result of the tendering process. During that period, while appeals are received, companies are forbidden to publicise their result. This period ended on Monday and, surprise, surpise, we are still awaiting the big BS announcement. However, given the frustration caused by the two-month delay in the process it is, perhaps, not surprising that at least two companies got their publicity out before the national launch. [In the light of later developments, maybe they were just lucky in the early approvals lottery. The list of releases has been moved to this item. Ed. Steve]