Pedro Telles and Albert Sánchez Graells Take On the New EU Procurement Directives

- April 1, 2015 8:31 AM | Categories:

At the Wales Procurement Week event, we caught up with procurement lawyer and academic Pedro Telles. Originally from Portugal, he has been working at the Bangor University Institute of Competition and Procurement Studies, but recently moved to Swansea University (saving a 200 mile commute) as a senior lecturer in procurement law and related matters. For reasons best known to themselves, Telles and his friend Albert Sánchez Graells from Leicester University have taken on a Herculean task. They have decided to both write a separate blog every day on their respective websites, each one addressing a single "Article" from the new […]

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Our Real Hot Topic for April – Supplier Relationship Management and Innovation

- April 1, 2015 6:09 AM | Categories:

aston martin wbaimg_0055_1024 OK, if you read our first post here today, we’re hoping that most of you guessed that no, we're not really going to launch the list of the 20 Hottest Procurement Executives. Even though it is quite tempting. In fact I met someone the other day who ... no, that's quite enough of that. It was our April Fool of course, although the 21 hottest barristers list we mentioned does exist and the not yet at the time Mrs George Clooney really did top the female version of that list. (They did the male barristers as well, and you have […]

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Exploring Work Market: Creating Talent Pools and Campaigns pro

Jason Busch - April 1, 2015 2:25 AM
Work Market is aiming to become the Fieldglass, IQNavigator and Beeline (all wrapped up in one) of the freelancer management market. The overlap with VMS – and even some human ca... more ▸

Our Monthly Hot Topic for April is … Procurement Hotties!

Peter Smith - April 1, 2015 12:03 AM
As we start another month, we've decided that our hot topic for this month should be really hot! That’s hot as in red hot, hot as in steaming, and when we say hot, we mean SMOKIN... more ▸

Procurement Outsourcing – Which Payment Model Should You Use? (Part 2)

Peter Smith - March 31, 2015 7:23 AM
In part 1 of our article last week, we looked at the different payment mechanisms that are often used in procurement outsourcing arrangements. In broad terms, they are; Fixed fee A... more ▸

Procserve Is Our New Sponsor – eProcurement Innovators and a Pub Debate!

Peter Smith - March 31, 2015 4:31 AM
We are delighted to welcome a new sponsor for Spend Matters UK/Europe. But they're not exactly new to us, and you may remember that I chaired several roundtables with Procserve las... more ▸

Exploring b-pack’s Marketing Challenges (Which Selectica is Likely to Fix) pro

Jason Busch - March 31, 2015 2:25 AM
Parlez vous North American 'proqurement?' Non! Selectica Inc. has acquired a treasure-trove of source-to-pay (S2P) solution capability through its... more ▸

Putting a P2P Player in Selectica’s Knapsack: Analyzing b-pack’s Procurement Technology Strengths pro

Jason Busch - March 30, 2015 10:58 AM
Earlier today, Selectica announced it is acquiring b-pack... more ▸

Ask The Expert Webinar Rescheduled – New Date & Time Announced! Plus

Kaitlyn McAvoy - March 30, 2015 9:26 AM
As some of you already know, we had to cancel and reschedule our Ask the Expert webinar last week. But! No worries! We have rescheduled the event for this Friday, April 3... more ▸

Exploring Work Market: A Procurement Platform For a Post-VMS-Services World pro

Jason Busch - March 30, 2015 2:51 AM
Work Market has tuned its product marketing pitch to a perfect procurement harmonic. It hits every note when describing its target market, discussing the nuances of previously unad... more ▸

Best of Spend Matters Network – Week of March 23 Plus

Kaitlyn McAvoy - March 27, 2015 2:30 AM
It's Friday, which means another edition of the "Best of" roundup – giving you our favorite articles published around the Spend Matters Network throughout the week. Jason decided... more ▸