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harnett

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Ban the SoE&A
« on: September 12, 2010, 10:15:20 GMT »
Well one of the EC's practices that frustrates is being subjected to real presssure at them moment.  The Statement of Exclusivity and Availability, the thorn in the side of many consultants' diary planning is now under attack from an impressive campaign, questioning it's legal status, not to mind fairness.  Signatures (confidential) are required to push the campaign along.  Check out www.bansoae.portal4project.net/ and/or have a look at the attached newsletter

petagny

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Re: Ban the SoE&A
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2010, 14:01:52 GMT »
It seems like the petition (some 600 signatures in the end) might have had some impact: I have heard that the SoE&A has been changed somewhat, allowing consultants to list their other assignments and the timing. It probably needs closer examination to see what the fine print says. I have also listened recently to one Commission official downplaying the issue.

I have to admit that I didn't sign the petition. Probably laziness more than anything!

Glen Wright

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Re: Ban the SoE&A
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2012, 07:50:01 GMT »
I would like to know if there is any updated information on this issue.  Recently I received some slightly different versions of the SOE&A from firms.  It seems the issue of conflicting assignments is a bit more relaxed, but the language still seems a bit vague.

harnett

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Re: Ban the SoE&A
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2012, 12:23:40 GMT »
Glen

The latest newsletter I can find is almost a year old - it appears that the reform has been "a disaster" with little change.  Worth a read of the attached

Glen Wright

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Re: Ban the SoE&A
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2012, 09:21:43 GMT »
Hello:  Thanks for this.  It seems some changes might have been made.  I think I signed this petition, but never received any newsletter.  There was some indication that changes might be made in June 2012, so perhaps more will develop by that time.   I do notice some variation in the SOE&A between contractors that have contacted me.  So, perhaps more uniformity or clarification is needed on this.  Thanks again for your reply.

Glen Wright

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Re: Ban the SoE&A
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2012, 10:17:49 GMT »
Another colleague provided me with a website for this organization that is dealing with this issue.   It is http://www.tacu.portal4project.net/pages/Actions I checked it out and they are still working to get some changes made in the coming months.  It has some interesting information and provides a means of joining their effort. 

STONE

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Re: Ban the SoE&A
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2012, 11:02:59 GMT »
Glen,
Thanks. I had a look an the link didn't quite work, but this gets to the heart of the matter.


http://www.tacu.portal4project.net/

harnett

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Re: Ban the SoE&A
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2012, 23:35:20 GMT »
Glen / Simon

Thanks.  The link I tried didn't work - these are better.

 

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