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Procurement Commentary

Procurement-as-a-Service: One Approach to Meet the New Expectations of Stakeholders

Procurement today needs to show it adds significant value to the business as a whole: be that private sector, public authority or third sector. And […]

What Are the Differences Between Public and Private Sector Procurement?

We wrote this article in 2013 on the differences between public and private sector procurement, and it still comes top of the list on our […]

Down the Procurement Pub with SAP Ariba, HCSA, Osborne and Jay Som

It doesn’t seem appropriate to be joking about pubs today so we’ll just have another of my photos of Westminster. The security precautions are pretty […]

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 […]

Nick Wildgoose on Supply Chain Risk at eWorld

This is another article in our series of eWorld Procurement and Supply highlights; in this case, it was Nick Wildgoose of Zurich Insurance Services giving […]

Procurement Is THE Least Diverse Profession in UK at Senior Levels – Why?

We reported yesterday on the report from think-tank Policy Exchange - THE TWO SIDES OF DIVERSITY - Which are the most ethnically diverse occupations? In […]

Down the Procurement Pub with HS2, TfL, Oxygen and Hurray for the Riff Raff

I was invited by my good friend Carson Reid to a wine tasting evening last night at which I proved that I cannot tell the […]

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 […]

Osborne, Blackrock, Defence Procurement & Worrying Conflicts of Interest

Talk off the record to senior defence procurement people, and many will express concern about the revolving door from the public sector into supply-side industry. […]

Sam Walsh – Five Things We Learnt At The CIPS Dinner

Sam Walsh had a difficult job as he kicked off the CIPS Annual Dinner last week. As the CIPS President, this was his first high-profile […]

Jim Hemmington at eWorld – “More Money For BBC Programmes”

We’re going back to the recent eWorld Procurement and Supply event for more highlights this week, starting with the keynote from BBC procurement supremo, Jim […]

Down the Procurement Pub With Invapay, CIPS, ProcureCon, Vizibl and Electricity Bill

As we said yesterday, the CIPS Dinner had some sadness at its heart, fewer jokes and perhaps a little less wine consumed (actually, forget that […]