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Procurement Commentary

National Audit Office Identifies Mega Taxpayer Losses on NDA Programme

The National Audit Office published their report last week into the Nuclear De-commissioning Authority’s disastrous handling of the procurement and management of the Magnox contract. […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Conference Week, NAO and Air Traffic

Well, the pub was before the gig (pictured here). A remarkedly deserted John Salt bar in Upper Street, Islington with Jane and Guy Allen, ex […]

Public Spend Forum Europe – Public Procurement Highlights from This Week

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

Transitioning from Being Measured on Savings to Being Measured on Value

We had a bit of a ‘galactic’ and somewhat philosophical speech from Ian Thompson, UK Senior Director at Tradeshift, at eWorld last month. But when […]

e-Invoicing in UK Local Government – Basware Survey Paints Mixed Picture

Last week, Basware (procurement and finance software specialists) published a new report on electronic invoicing in the UK devolved public sector, surveying organisations across local […]

Procurement Is About Value, Not Cost – But Easier Said Than Measured …

A couple of weeks back, I mentioned my session with some of the procurement team from a very large UK firm in the context of […]

Innovative “Commissioning For Outcomes” – Adult Social Care in Slough Leads The Way

Before eWorld Procurement and Supply, we mentioned in our preview a session on adult social care procurement from Craig Brewin, Head of Commissioning at Slough […]

Down The Procurement Pub with Bloom, eInvoicing and Tom Petty

No pub pics today – it has been a truly horrible week. Above all, we saw the tragic events in Las Vegas, and while our […]

Public Spend Forum Europe – Public Procurement Highlights from This Week

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

Unavoidable Supply Chain Risk – Don’t Ignore it!

We’re involved in a webinar with risk management solution providers riskmethods next week - that’s at 4pm UK time on Thursday, October 12th. It’s titled […]

Consulting Firm Partners Not Doing Badly …

What is a reasonable level of income for a partner in a large professional services firm like PwC or Deloitte? According to the Times a […]