“Spend Matters! Huh! Yeah! What is it good for? “*

For any new readers following our MOD story and Times coverage, and perhaps even relevant for long-standing readers, I wanted to make two points about Spend Matters.

Firstly, we're not a political site in any sense - we genuinely have no affiliation or particular party sympathies and no desire to make political points. Our interest is primarily in providing an interesting and useful resource for readers, and if we can do our bit to improve the standard of procurement - in the public and private sectors - then that's a very nice bonus.

Secondly, we aren't really a "campaigning" site. On the other hand, we are always interested in featuring instructive examples of both good and bad practice in procurement.  We try and get that balance - hence we've said positive things about aspects of public sector procurement in the last year  where it was deserved, as well as having a go at MOD for this one particular contract.

We don't have time necessarily to follow up everything, but if you want to drop us a line in confidence, and anonymously if you like, please do. Anything you've seen that doesn't look right in the procurement world (or indeed any success stories), our email account is always open.. psmith@spendmatters.com.

* musical reference ("War", Edwin Starr - but originally written for the Temptations..)

Voices (2)

  1. The Guitar Man:

    As it is Friday. I’ll only comment on the music bits!. ‘War’ written, of course, by Motown’s Whitfield & Strong for the Temptaions as an anti Vietnam war song and subsequently (and the most successfully) covered by the late great Edwin Starr and then by Bruce Springsteen and Frankie Goes to Hollywood amongst others.

  2. Christine Morton:

    Peter – you forgot to mention “…and the parties (oops I mean debates) are great!”

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