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bidding

HS2 Rail Procurement Challenges – It’s Complicated!

There seems to be a series of procurement problems affecting the HS2 £2.8 BILLION contracts for rolling stock to run on the horribly expensive new […]

DHL Fails to Halt NHS Supply Chain Logistics Contract Award

We featured here the DHL challenge to the Department of Health / NHS (the contracting authority is “Supply Chain Co-ordination Ltd” - SCCL) over the […]

Does It Matter If Suppliers Don’t Make Money?

Is it the buyer’s responsibility to identify if a firm bidding to win a contract has bid “too low” – that is, at a price […]

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 […]

Exploding Carillion Myths – Some Nonsense We’ve Heard Recently

Over the past week or so, the Carillion failure has led to millions of words being written and spoken in the mainstream media. Much of […]

Is Procurement Responsible If Suppliers Are Stupid and Bid Too Low?

A frequent topic this week around the Carillion troubles has been whether government buyers have in some sense been wrong to "accept the lowest bid" […]

New Year Useful Advice for Procurement Professionals on Tendering and Bidding

In our recent post Procurement Success in 2018 – Some Simple (But Important) Reminders - we made suggestions for, what we believe to be, some […]