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Procurement Commentary

Down the Procurement Pub with the NHS, Grenfell Tower and Barns Courtney

This has been a very social week. It started with a drink with Guy Allen, my partner for several years in the BravoSolution Real World […]

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 […]

Health Services “Competition” in Manchester – Dr Sanchez-Graells Comments

Dr Albert Sanchez-Graells is a procurement lawyer and academic at Bristol University (and has just been promoted to Reader – well deserved and congratulations to […]

Summer Reading – A Handful of Recommended Books, Procurement and More

Now the summer holidays are here, we are going to suggest some reading that will keep you busy … you can read the rest of […]

The Fabulous Five Go To The Crown Marketplace Supplier Day

The Fabulous Five were having a lovely day out in London. Jeffrey led, as usual, guide book in hand, while Dan was almost knocked over […]

Summer Procurement Reading – Good Content From Consulting Firms

Now the summer holidays are here, and the British rain steadily falls, we are going to suggest some reading that will keep you busy through […]

Eggs Crisis Emphasises Supply Chain Risks – It’s No Yolk (sorry) …

My first purchasing role at Mars Confectionery centred on dairy products, but included a range of other materials, including orange juice (we weren’t big buyers […]

Down the Procurement Patch with CIPS, Proactis, blur Group and Glen Campbell

Not a very social week this week really and when I did go out I forgot to take a picture! So here are the blackberries […]

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 […]

Economies of Scale – A Procurement Myth? ( Part 2)

We talked about economies of scale yesterday and how they did or do not apply to different organisations; and touched on other factors that may […]

General Surgery Report Details Huge / Unbelievable Variations In NHS Procurement Prices

Some of the very best procurement people we know work in the NHS, and much has been done in recent years to develop a real […]

Economies of Scale – A Procurement Myth?

Another of our "blasts from the past" and another that is as relevant today as when we first published it ... _____________ A surprising amount […]