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Creating Public Sector Value Through Supplier Relationship Management

Last Thursday Public Spend Forum (PSF) held a webinar on Creating Public Sector Value Through Supplier Relationship Management. It didn’t tout the usual mantra of ‘engagement, […]

Could Government Commercial Organisation Have Done More To Head Off Carillion Collapse?

Carillion went into liquidation yesterday, as we reported here. It is not the usual form of liquidation though – the “official receiver” is in charge, […]

Government Commercial Organisation Update (Part 2)

Yesterday we featured my conversation with Jim Carter about the commercial skills and talent development programme that has been running in the Cabinet Office for […]

Government Commercial Organisation Update (Part 1)

I caught up with Jim Carter from the Cabinet Office recently for a chat about the skills and talent development programme that has been running […]

The Government Commercial Organisation – How To Demonstrate Performance?

We wrote here about the report from Tom Gash of the Institute of Government (IfG), titled “Building Government’s Commercial Capability”, which looks at the changes […]

Building Government’s Commercial Capability – IfG Report Is Balanced, Insightful

We mentioned the recent report from Tom Gash of the Institute of Government (IfG), titled “Building Government’s Commercial Capability”,  which looks at the changes under […]

Down the Procurement Pub with CIPS, SMEs, IfG, WPP and Inheaven

Another picture from Public Spend Forum founder Raj Sharma’s visit last week, as we met some of the senior team members from procurement tech firm […]

Our (Unpublished) Letter to the Financial Times — Civil Servant Tests

The Financial Times published an article recently about the Cabinet Office plan to “test” civil servants for commercial skills. The article is behind the paywall, […]

Down the Procurement Wine-Bar With Top Earners, Ariba, the NHS, FT and Christine

Didn’t actually go to the pub much over the last couple of weeks but drank some very good wine at home, including one bottle pictured […]

Jim Carter Joins Cabinet Office from Network Rail

Good news for the UK Cabinet Office in their public procurement improvement role. Jim Carter is joining the Chief Commercial Officer Gareth Williams’ team, in […]

Sherlock Holmes and the Missing Commercial Directors (Part 2)

(Read part 1 here). We were about to set off for Whitehall and the Cabinet Office building in our quest to discover the fate of […]

The Mystery of the Disappearing Commercial Specialists (With Apologies To Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)

“Holmes, what do you know of the Civil Service Commission"? I asked my friend that question one sultry August afternoon, as we sat in our […]