Japan: US$900 bid scandal

Gyaku has translated some news and documents on a huge scandal of Japanese government in contracting out a new biometric immigration system (finger print identification system) to Accenture Japan Ltd. The bid for this contract was awarded at a price of only 100,000 yen (maintenance services: 90,000 yen, product development expenses: 10,000 yen). The bid covers at most 1% of the actual expenses expected to be incurred in the project. So how could that happen? Very detailed report at gyaku.

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