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LUPC / SUPC Conference – First Impressions and Highlights

Yesterday saw about 300 people assemble on London’s South Bank (well, not actually on the bank, you understand, that might have been damp not to […]

Retaining Procurement Talent – Lessons From Spurs

Regular readers know that anything can set us off with a thought or idea about procurement that seems worth discussing. In this case – and […]

Why Supporting Social Enterprises Is Good for Procurement- And Auticon Impresses

We wrote here about the Social Enterprise UK (SEUK)  reception and the progress that is being made in terms of the “Buy Social” challenge – […]

Public Spend Forum Europe – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

Public Spend Forum Europe is dedicated to European public sector procurement, and aims to be a global community and knowledge network for public procurement and the public […]

Simfoni – Smart Technology Combined with Advisory Service

We caught up with Chirag Shah last week. He is one of the most interesting people in our industry; a Cambridge Engineering degree, a conventional […]

Spend Matters SolutionMap℠ – Determine Reveals What’s Behind Its Leader Ranking

You've probably been hearing a lot from Spend Matters recently on the launch of its brand new concept in assessing solution providers: Spend Matters SolutionMap℠ […]

A Public Procurement Parable – The Two Butchers (Part 3)

Part 3 (Part 1 is here; Part 2 is here) ... 18 months passed and in Farnberley, the mutterings had grown louder and louder, from […]

Public Spend Forum Europe – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

Public Spend Forum Europe is dedicated to European public sector procurement, and aims to be a global community and knowledge network for public procurement and the public […]

A Public Procurement Parable – The Two Butchers (Part 2)

Part 2 (Part 1 is here) The Wilson’s started putting their “supermarket defence” plans into action. One idea on the list was looking to grow […]

Developing Procurement Skills – Without Spending a Penny (Part 1)

Yesterday we put into context the need to develop procurement staff in the light of worrying findings in the Deloitte CPO survey, which suggested that […]

Knotweed and Incontinence Products Show Variety of Public Sector Procurement!

We recently published our analysis of the differences between public and private sector procurement, starting with the four fundamental differences, then getting into the arguments […]

Emergency Services Telecomms Contract – Airwave / ESN Transition Proves Tricky

Here is another UK public sector procurement initiative that we fear is going to join the long and inglorious list of failures, fiascos and f*** […]