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[Politics] Who is Immensa?

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Harry Wilson's tackle

Harry Wilson's Tackle
Oct 8, 2003
40,553
Faversham
See HMG website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publi...t-investigation-immensa-health-clinic-limited

Paraphrased from Reuters: UK's Health Security Agency (UKHSA) found the Immensa laboratory in central England was found to have misreported around 39,000 tests as negative when they should have been positive between Sept. 2 and Oct. 12 last year. The cause of the mistakes was the incorrect setting of the threshold levels for reporting positive and negative results of PCR samples for COVID-19.

As a result, many people would have continued with their daily lives and not self-isolated even though they had COVID.

Questions being asked - how did this start up get the COVID testing contract?
What is the (inevitable) tory connection?
 


WATFORD zero

Members
Jul 10, 2003
21,989
Apparently this all happened nearly two years ago. Immensa were incorporated on 18th May 2020 whilst the UK was under lockdown. The contract was completed on 7th September. Therefor if the contract negotiations took under a fortnight (somewhat unlikely) they would have been in existence 3 months when they negotiated the £119 million contract.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2...egal-action-against-privately-run-immensa-lab

Jo Maugham, director of the Good Law Project, said: “We welcome, of course, any legal action government brings against Immensa. But Immensa’s failures are the consequence of government’s inexplicable decision to give £119m in public funds, without competition, to an unaccredited, box-fresh testing outfit. Government has very real questions to answer and – for the communities that were betrayed – we mean to ask them.

But unsurprisingly, no answers to date :shrug:
 

Superphil

Could have been?
Jul 7, 2003
24,878
In a pile of football shirts
When bidding for government contracts we always have to prove our credentials as an established business, financially sound and relevant track record. In addition we have to meet all manner of pre qualification requirements, quality, safety, environmental, corporate social responsibility etc, many of which you cannot achieve unless you have been in business for a lot longer than 2 or 3 months.
 

chickens

Intending to survive this time of asset strippers
Oct 12, 2022
269
When bidding for government contracts we always have to prove our credentials as an established business, financially sound and relevant track record. In addition we have to meet all manner of pre qualification requirements, quality, safety, environmental, corporate social responsibility etc, many of which you cannot achieve unless you have been in business for a lot longer than 2 or 3 months.

Yup, you’ve got to file at least the last years full accounts as a minimum, and show where your original investments/balance came from and fill in endless paperwork around sustainability and projected income streams, so they know they’re dealing with a company that will be there next year.

None of this needs to happen in person, it’s all a paper trail, so it looks to me as if genuinely industrial scale fraud has been happening, enabled entirely by our own government, under the cover of a public health emergency.
 

Harry Wilson's tackle

Harry Wilson's Tackle
Oct 8, 2003
40,553
Faversham
Yup, you’ve got to file at least the last years full accounts as a minimum, and show where your original investments/balance came from and fill in endless paperwork around sustainability and projected income streams, so they know they’re dealing with a company that will be there next year.

None of this needs to happen in person, it’s all a paper trail, so it looks to me as if genuinely industrial scale fraud has been happening, enabled entirely by our own government, under the cover of a public health emergency.
Shocking stuff.

And on top of that we also have the delightful sight of tory 'Baroness' Mone(y) and her stolen millions.....

What a bunch of crooks.
 


dazzer6666

Members
Mar 27, 2013
44,669
Burgess Hill
When bidding for government contracts we always have to prove our credentials as an established business, financially sound and relevant track record. In addition we have to meet all manner of pre qualification requirements, quality, safety, environmental, corporate social responsibility etc, many of which you cannot circumvent unless you have been in the tory inner circle for a while.
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