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Procurement Commentary

Why Supporting Social Enterprises Is Good for Procurement- And Auticon Impresses

We wrote here about the Social Enterprise UK (SEUK)  reception and the progress that is being made in terms of the “Buy Social” challenge – […]

Down the Procurement Pub with the Conservatives, Coupa, GOT and Valerie June

We had our monthly team meeting in the Stag and Hounds at Binfield yesterday. My colleague Nancy Clinton is vegetarian so I decided to join […]

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 […]

Supply Chain Management – Coming Soon to a Primary School Near You

As it states on the APICS website:  “By 2025, 60 million baby boomers will exit the workforce, leaving a gigantic gap in talent, with only 40 […]

“Buy Social” One Year On – Social Enterprise UK Host Event

Last Thursday, Social Enterprise UK, the largest network of social enterprises in the UK, hosted a reception at the Houses of Parliament in London. Thanks […]

A Public Procurement Parable – The Two Butchers (Part 3)

Part 3 (Part 1 is here; Part 2 is here) ... 18 months passed and in Farnberley, the mutterings had grown louder and louder, from […]

Ransomware Crisis Highlights Why Procurement Value, Not Cost, Is Key

It seems clear that some of the hospitals and other health organisations affected by the terrible computer ransomware attacks last week have not invested in […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Social Enterprise UK, Basware and Eurovision

We were in the Houses of Parliament yesterday - in the tent, on the terrace, to be precise, for a Social Enterprise UK event to […]

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 […]

A Public Procurement Parable – The Two Butchers (Part 2)

Part 2 (Part 1 is here) The Wilson’s started putting their “supermarket defence” plans into action. One idea on the list was looking to grow […]

A Public Procurement Parable – The Two Butchers (Part 1)

Part 1 Once upon a time, there were two small towns out in the countryside, about 5 miles apart, Camborough and Farnberley. Each was home […]