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Consultancy

Cornwall County Council – Change of Professional Services Provision Drives Big Savings

The second of the customers we heard from at Bloom’s annual conference recently was Cornwall County Council. They use Bloom as their supplier of choice […]

Six Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Consultant (Part 2)

This is another in our series of articles relating to good practice in terms of procurement of consulting and related services, published in conjunction with […]

Six Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Consultant (Part 1)

This is another in our series of articles relating to good practice in terms of procurement of consulting and related services, published in conjunction with […]

Bloom Services on IR35 and Contracting With Consultants for Outcomes & Deliverables

We have now read much of the Taylor review “Good Work” which discusses the employment market and new ways of working. There is a lot […]

MCA End of Year Review – Consulting Industry in Good Shape

(So what did you want? A picture of some management consultants)? There are various end-of-year type reports and articles coming out as you might expect, […]

More on Crown Commercial Service Demanding Price Cuts from Consultants

Following our exclusive about the Crown Commercial Service demanding price cuts and discounts from their consulting suppliers, we have obtained by purely illegal means a […]

How to Manage the Procurement Consultant/Client Relationship

We are delighted to bring you this advisory post looking at how organisations can achieve the best outcomes from a consultant and client relationship, from Jane […]

4C Is Recruiting Procurement People – Ed Ainsworth Spills the Beans

Our new sponsor, 4C Associates, a leading procurement services firm, is recruiting procurement people via its advert that you can see just to the right of […]

Relationship Problems (and other questions) – Solved by Doctor Procurement

Since we started Spend Matters, we have had one request above all others. Quite literally, a reader asked, “why don't you run a problem page?” […]

Welcome to new Sponsors, 4C Associates – Procurement Consultancy and Managed Services Experts

We’re delighted to announce that 4C Associates have joined us as a sponsor for the next six months (and maybe longer, who knows)? Founded by […]

Barclays and Qatar – consulting services don’t come cheap, you know

Dear Barclays We were interested to note (from the Telegraph, for instance) that you paid £332 million for "advisory fees" related to the investment in […]

UK Central Government spend on consultants up 70% last year according to Bill Crothers

UK central government spent some 70% more on consultants in 2013/14 compared to 2012/13, according to an interview with Bill Crothers reported by Supply Management […]