The review comes as the committee’s future hangs in the balance in the face of mounting criticism of how the process was handled.
It will be undertaken by the States Chief Internal Auditor, Liz Burst.Committee president Deputy Maurice Dubras said: ‘It is imperative that we know exactly what went on during this critical time.
I believe that the information contained in the annual report I presented to the States on Tuesday 9 December 2003 was an accurate record of events.
However, if this review shows anything to the contrary, I am prepared to acknowledge this based on concrete evidence.
Appropriate actions will then be taken to correct the situation.’The aim of the review is to determine the exact timing and nature of correspondence and other communications that were passed between all parties involved in the tender process.Those parties have been asked to make all relevant information available over the next two and half weeks to enable Ms Burst to start work on 5 January.
Deputy Dubras said that the findings would be made public.
The latest episode in the bus saga has been dismissed by Senator Ted Vibert as an attempt to cover up Public Services’ mistakes.’This is a pathetic attempt to head off my vote of no confidence with a whitewash inquiry where there are no terms of reference and no power – it is totally unacceptable,’ he said.He still intends to lodge a vote of no confidence in the committee, following comments by Deputy Dubras in the States, implying that Jersey Bus deliberately scuppered successors Connex’s ability to operate a profitable service.