Best choice of adviser?
"The UK's Home Office is tendering to recruit a supplier to help manage the selection of its IT projects,"
What's really needed is a non-supplier - an adviser that can be completely objective about the pros and cons of what they're advising on. However the Home Office approach is common. It prevails within government and quango advisory panels on technologies, security, risk and many other critical areas. The general rule is that vendor representatives dominate the composition of said panels. Consequently, the status quo usually gets maintained at the expense of necessary change.