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Capita – Not Another Carillion But More Big Questions for Public Procurement

After the collapse of Carillion, it's easy to see why the problems at services outsourcing specialist Capita last week caused so much consternation and generated […]

Is Barnet Council Capable of Managing Capita Contract? Auditors Not Sure …

Regular readers will know of the IBM Southwest One public sector outsourcing contract in Somerset which was beset by problems and according to campaigner Dave […]

Best Practice – The Holy Grail of Procurement

Another of the presentations we attended at eWorld on March 1st came from Graham Bell and Peter Stediford, both client engagement managers at Capita Integrated […]

Capita Profits Warning – a Sign of Better Public Procurement?

We have never subscribed to the Private Eye view of business process outsourcing firm Capita, but there would have been a few smiles amongst opponents […]

Capita Medical Support Contract – Running Into Problems

Supplier issues and contractual problems in the public sector are often like volcanoes or perhaps hot springs. First of all, there is a bit of […]

Will Xchanging’s Acquirers Keep the Procurement Business? Capita Might

A couple of weeks back, I interviewed Ken Lever the CEO of Xchanging and Jim Reesing, global sales and marketing director. Lever is stepping down […]

Civil Service Learning Contract – More Flak for Capita and Crown Commercial Service

We covered yesterday the issues that have surfaced around the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Contingent Labour contract; now let’s look at their Civil Service Learning […]

Crown Commercial Service and Capita – Government Contingent Labour Contract Criticised

We have not written much about the UK government's central procurement body Crown Commercial Service and its Contingent Labour One framework (ClONE or CL1 to […]

Down the Procurement Pub (cafe?) – with SAP, Irish procurement, Capita, Barnet and the Bulletproof Bomb

Of course, having been in the United Arab Emirates this week, I don't have too much 'pub' experience to share. Here is a picture of […]

Spending with Capita by Central and Local Government

We are delighted to feature a post by Ian Makgill of Spend Network on Government spending with Capita. Following Peter’s recent posts on Capita, Ian thought […]

Readers’ comments – on Capita and the procurement centralisation debate

We haven’t had our usual round-up of readers’ comments for a couple of weeks now, but let’s get back into that today.   And somewhat to […]

Private Eye picks up on UK government contingent labour issues

Following our debate about Capita last week, it was coincidental that they featured in the current issue of the UK's leading satirical and investigatory magazine, […]