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Procurement Commentary

Down the Procurement Xmas Market with Efficio, Basware, Clinical Waste, Editors and Grandaddy

My penultimate week really of active Spend Matters activities and quite a social one. I spent an enjoyable couple of hours with musical maestro David […]

Contingent Labour Review: Key Procurement Priorities – Spend Matters Top Papers

In the run up to Christmas and my passing over the Spend Matters UK/Europe reins, we’re going ot feature some of the briefing papers I’ve […]

Panel Debate: Is Digital Transformation Driving More Effective Procurement?

Last Thursday, I was fortunate to attend procurement consultancy Efficio’s evening gathering to discuss the results of a study it conducted in partnership with Cranfield […]

The Merger – Spend Matters Top Papers

In the run up to Christmas and my passing over the Spend Matters UK/Europe reins, we’re going to feature some of the briefing papers I’ve […]

Three Occasions when Procurement Should Spend More – Spend Matters Top Papers

In the run up to Christmas and my passing over the Spend Matters UK/Europe reins, we’ve been featuring some of the briefing papers I’ve written […]

Down the Procurement Pub with the HCSA, Google Maps and Maria McKee

For my last few Down the Procurement Pub photos, I'm looking back on some of the highlights of my time running Spend Matters UK/Europe. The […]

HCSA in Cardiff – Singing, Bog Rolls and the North Will Rise Again

Well, that was some way to open a procurement conference – the Healthcare Supplies Association (HCSA) annual conference, that is, held in the very impressive […]

NHS Workforce Shortage – Part of a Wider Trend

News a couple of weeks ago that ‘Workforce shortages are a greater challenge to the NHS than funding’ - see here for one report from […]

Spend Matters New Look Update

You will notice a slightly different layout to our site this morning. Rest assured the content has not changed, what has changed is the addition […]

Down the Procurement Pub with the NHS, Living Wills, Taylor Swift and Blood Red Shoes

Quite a few pictures I can use this week, but this one shows our old friend Alex Kleiner, in the very pleasant Bull & Gate […]

New Zealand Defence Procurement Update: SRM and Cat Man in Focus

At the CIPS Fellows meeting last week, I bumped into three old friends and fine procurement people – Jason Waterman, who I worked with on […]

Exclusive! CIPS Has Not Appointed a President – Role To Be Reviewed

CIPS has decided not to appoint a new President – for the moment anyway. In what appears at first to be a surprising move, the […]