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At Coupa Inspire Today – Two New Announcements

So, today we are at London's Hilton on Park Lane for Coupa Inspire 17. Packed morning with 600-700 delegates - amazing attendance - they are […]

Liverpool and Lancashire Outsourcing Investigation Rolls On

This is a complex story that has been reported for some time. But it still hasn’t become clear really to the external observer just what […]

Protecting Your Business from Invoice Fraud

We welcome this guest article courtesy of Lee Pruitt, CEO, InstaSupply - spend control as a service technology provider.  A growing business has to manage many […]

Coupa Sales Continue To Grow But Firm Is Victim of CEO-Impersonator / Scammer

It has been an interesting couple of weeks for spend management software firm Coupa. Having launched a successful IPO last autumn, the firm released fourth-quarter […]

Managing Conflicts of Interest

Today, we'd like to bring you some recent(ish) stories that got our attention: A Chairman gets advice on sustainable construction (for his own house) from […]

Barratt Developments Fraud – Certainly Was a “Different Procurement Process”

As the old expression says, “where there’s muck, there’s brass”. In other words, there is money to be made in dirty, unpleasant jobs. But we […]

Bromley CCG – Another Basic Public Sector Procurement Fraud

This has only at time of writing been picked up by The Bromley Times. A “senior commissioner”, working for the Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group, was […]

Public Spend Forum Europe – Public Procurement Highlights from Last Week

Public Spend Forum Europe is dedicated to the exciting and fascinating matters connected with European public sector procurement and further afield, and aims to be a global […]

UK Department of Education Pays £1 Million To Non-Existent Companies in Latest Fraud

Another public sector fraud hit the press last week, with an unusual aspect in that the perpetrator was exposed by a combination of his girlfriend […]

Ezubao and the Risk of Scandals in the Peer-to-Peer Finance Market

Treasury procurement alignment

Have you read about the Chinese firm Ezubao? If you haven’t, it’s worth following the story, which may yet have implications for western countries and […]

Haringey Fraud – Where Was the “Procurement” Discipline?

The latest in a long line of frauds committed by employees was featured in the papers last week. In this disgraceful case, it was a […]