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Procurement Commentary

Bid Or No Bid?

We are delighted to welcome this guest post from Jon Milton, Director at Comensura - the supply management specialists who manage the supply of temporary, permanent […]

Down the Procurement Cathedral (?) with riskmethods, Government Cloud, the Garden Bridge and Childish Gambino

So I planned to feature a nice picture of my very pleasant lunch with Laura Enny from supply chain risk specialists riskmethods.  But I totally […]

Sir Humphrey Explains the CCS Consulting Framework

(With thanks as ever to Jonathan Lynn and Peter Jay, the brilliant writers of the immortal BBC comedies Yes Minister and Yes, Prime Minister).   […]

How the CFO Should Work with Procurement – Angelika Zacher Explains

There’s a good article on LinkedIn here, part of a  5-part series from Angelika Zacher, looking at the role of the CFO. It is titled, […]

Are Top UK Civil Servants Breaking The (Procurement) Law? Yes, According to PACAC Committee Evidence

Yes, following the UK parliament’s Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee hearing on public sector outsourcing post the Carillion collapse, we’re going for the “clickbait” […]

CCS Consulting Framework – What Lies Behind The Procurement Strategy?

We highlighted the publication of the Crown Commercial Services Management Consultancy tender (“MCF2”) recently here. CCS is setting up four “lots” to cover a range […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Opso, the NHS, Mystery Man and Audio-Tonic

Last week we featured Jason Busch over here and today another picture from his flying visit last week - this time he is with Ian […]

Procurement of Innovation and Innovative Procurement – What’s the Difference?

Innovation is one of the hottest issues in procurement, and probably the one that has moved up the list of hot topics the most in […]

Surrey Still Refusing to Explain Millions Paid to Virgin After Procurement Fail

You may remember that Virgin Care successfully pursued a court case against Surrey County Council and six Surrey health bodies (clinical commissioning groups). That followed […]

Edbury Daley Publishes First 2018 Recruitment Landscape Report – Signs of New Growth

Global procurement technology recruitment specialists, Edbury Daley, have just released their first report of this year looking at the past 6 months’ trends in the […]

Beware Unconscious Assumptions – Diversity in Procurement

Most of the sessions at SAP Ariba Live in Amsterdam were about technology in some sense, naturally. However, one that I enjoyed was "Leading with […]

Public Spend Forum – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

Public Spend Forum (PSF) is a public sector procurement global community and market intelligence platform dedicated to improving public procurement and the public sector market. […]