TechnologyOne says it is \u201cconfident\nof its legal and commercial position\u201d should Brisbane City Council (BCC) decide to\nlitigate over a dispute involving the implementation of the council\u2019s local\ngovernment platform.In an ASX\nannouncement issued today, the software giant slammed the council for \u201cfrustrating\u201d\nits ability to complete the project and for going public with its concerns.Brisbane Lord\nMayor Graham Quirk last week announced he was seeking to have the contract with\nTechnologyOne \u2013 to replace 13 outdated customer service systems \u2013 renegotiated since the rollout could end up 18 months behind\nschedule and $60 million more expensive than anticipated.\u201cThis event is being seen by the\nmarket as unique to BCC, because it has been made public by BCC without ever\ninitiating the normal contracted remediation processes. In my 30 years in\nbusiness I have never seen this before,\u201d said TechnologyOne CEO Adrian Di\nMarco, one of the longest serving CEOs of an ASX-listed company.\u201cTechnologyOne has had challenging\nprojects like BCC in the past and they have been resolved to both parties\nsatisfaction. Unfortunately BCC has taken this to the public arena without\nfirst following contractual protocol, and allowing us the opportunity to\nresolve the matter. This has caused needless angst to our shareholders and\nimpacted our share price which is disappointing and totally unnecessary,\u201d Di\nMarco added.The company\u2019s share price fell by more\nthan 9 per cent in the two days following the council\u2019s release.Scope creep and bureaucracy The company said\na significant increase in the scope of the project and lack of input from the\ncouncil to configure business processes were the cause of the problems.TechnologyOne\nadded that it had notified the council that it "cannot continue to\nfrustrate our ability to complete the project". The council's bureacratic\napproach "will delay the project needlessly and contribute significantly\nto a blow out in costs", it added.The company\nalso clarified the figures in the lord mayor\u2019s press release, emphasising that\nthe value of the contract to\nTechnologyOne was $50m over ten years, "substantially below the $182m that\nhas been inferred". The difference was not part of the contract to\nTechnologyOne but costs associated with council staff and contractors, the\ncompany said.TechnologyOne reassured\nshareholders that the dispute would not have a \u201cmaterial impact\u201d on its future\nearnings and that it anticipated no effect on its sales pipeline.The council has said it wants to continue working with the company on the project, the ASX statement said.