This tale of self-enrichment will not occur under a Direct Democracy Forum administration.
The DDF understand that people in government who see opportunity to enter into business dealings with Government are tempted to do just that, and there should be clear cut and reasonable rules which permit freedom of association and freedom of trade without compromising the integrity of either the government, the service provider or the transaction itself.
The only way this can happen is for the government employee/service provider, to completely disassociate himself from government (resign) and tender (get in the queue) along with all the other bidders, and that all the other bidders should be privy to the same information available to the most privileged bidder.
The penalty for not disengaging in this manner should be an all expenses paid sojourn in one of our prestigious places of incarceration. In short, deal-rigging, should be a criminal matter with meaningful consequences.
The DDF are committed to this sort of transparency and corruption busting. DDF policies speak for themselves.
The buck stops at the ballot box.