PPE contracts, Market Research contracts, "the culture of cronyism that means top public sector jobs are handed out based on who you know", and other contracts "awarded without competition" (were any contracts awarded through the proper procurement processes one wonders?).
More examples of alleged cronyism in the award of government contracts related not only to the "pandemic" but to other areas seem to come to light every week now. Is it really just a "conspiracy theory" that such activities are becoming, or have even become, endemic within government?
The first law of life (and IT): "if it can happen, it will happen".
The second law: "if they get away with it, they will do it again".
One can only commend those such as the Good Law Project that are trying to bring these issues to public attention, and are bringing court cases to seek disclosure and recognition of the truth and rectification of the error as far as may be both available and appropriate.