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Procurement Commentary

Forget Sir Humphrey – Sir Jeremy Brings Home the Bacon As Pharma Firms Pay Up

Well, we do hope that Sir Jeremy Heywood (the real-life "Sir Humphrey" for fans of Yes Prime Minister) negotiated himself a “share of savings” deal […]

Down the Procurement Pub with CIPS, SMEs, IfG, WPP and Inheaven

Another picture from Public Spend Forum founder Raj Sharma’s visit last week, as we met some of the senior team members from procurement tech firm […]

Public Spend Forum Europe – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

Public Spend Forum Europe is dedicated to European public sector procurement, and aims to be a global community and knowledge network for public procurement and the public […]

HCSA News: Conferences, Charity and Procurement Improvement

The HCSA (Health Care Supply Association), which represents procurement professionals in the health sector, has developed strongly in recent years, with a series of chairs […]

Professional Services Update – Legal Arguments and Consulting Frameworks

The court case between Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC) and law firm Dechert is interesting. ENRC has accused Dechert of “systematic and gross overcharging” after […]

P&G Not Happy With Digital Media – An Opportunity For Procurement?

We’ve seen procurement and supply chain issues hitting the press more than ever in recent years, but last week The Times featured an area that […]

Procurement-as-a-Service – High-Priority or Hype?

We’ve got a few webinars coming up from later this month and through March – all free on registration. On March 7th, I will be […]

Public Spend Forum Europe – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

Public Spend Forum Europe is dedicated to European public sector procurement, and aims to be a global community and knowledge network for public procurement and the public […]

MCA Awards and the Consulting Excellence Scheme

Friday was one of the most interesting days of the year for me, as a judge for a couple of categories in the Management Consultancies […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Basware, Submarines, Trade and Marsicans

It’s down the procurement gig today with our evening seeing the excellent young US band Hippo Campus at Dingwalls. And can you identify the back […]

Public Spend Forum Europe – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

Public Spend Forum Europe is dedicated to European public sector procurement, and aims to be a global community and knowledge network for public procurement and the public […]

BravoSolution “Leveraging Supplier Innovation” Webinar – Next One on Source-to-Pay Coming Soon

On Tuesday, we listened in to the first of this year’s BravoSolution Real World Procurement webinars. Professor Robert Handfield, co-author of one of the best […]