Doesn't surprise me to be honest. I know lots of contractors who are doing VERY well working for the government, it's literally a license to print money. It's strange that the people responsible for spending our tax money don't seem to have the first clue about things like getting value for money. If a business was run this way, it would be bankrupt within a year.
Almost every Government project is delivered way over budget and late.
When a simple toilet costs £5k to install, you know something has gone terribly wrong somewhere. No wonder the countries in so much sh*t!