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Down the Procurement Pub with Alex Kleiner, George Owens and Alynda Segarra

So quite a week with the BravoConnect event in Madrid for me, while Nancy Clinton was at the Coupa and Basware events, along with Sheena […]

National Audit Office Identifies Mega Taxpayer Losses on NDA Programme

The National Audit Office published their report last week into the Nuclear De-commissioning Authority’s disastrous handling of the procurement and management of the Magnox contract. […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Conference Week, NAO and Air Traffic

Well, the pub was before the gig (pictured here). A remarkedly deserted John Salt bar in Upper Street, Islington with Jane and Guy Allen, ex […]

Public Spend Forum Technology Symposium Next Week

Next week, our friends at Public Spend Forum (PSF) in the US are holding the first Public Procurement Technology Symposium in Washington DC on October […]

Down The Procurement Pub with Bloom, eInvoicing and Tom Petty

No pub pics today – it has been a truly horrible week. Above all, we saw the tragic events in Las Vegas, and while our […]

BravoConnect in Madrid, October 17th / 18th – Why Should You Attend?

We told you here about the amazing week of October 16th when there is a considerable choice of exciting conferences for the  procurement cognoscenti. So […]

Unavoidable Supply Chain Risk – Don’t Ignore it!

We’re involved in a webinar with risk management solution providers riskmethods next week - that’s at 4pm UK time on Thursday, October 12th. It’s titled […]

Down the Procurement Pub with HfS, Determine, Heineken and Wolf Alice

A busy week with Jason Busch, Spend Matters founder, over from the US, eWorld Procurement and Supply, meetings with various friends and acquaintances, then my […]

More On CIPS SM Awards Integrity Issue – A Statement from CIPS

Following our story about the CIPS SM Awards and the preponderance of winners whose procurement heads happened to be on the judging panel, we asked […]

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 […]

Down the Procurement Pub with the MCA, riskmethods, 4C and Nothing But Thieves

I had a very pleasant lunch and catch-up with Milan Panchmatia of 4C Associates this week at Covent Garden brasserie Balthazar.  Excellent service, good food, […]

Council Loans, Wasted Millions, Arrests Made in Northampton

£10.25 million is a lot of money for a fairly small borough council. Think how hard the procurement team at Northampton Borough Council would have […]