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Perverse Incentives – Prime Contractors Must Be Incentivised Appropriately

We came across an interesting example of perverse contractual incentives the other day which seemed worth a discussion here. It featured a “prime contractor” type […]

Last Month’s IT Supply Chain Developments and Their Impact on Buying Decisions

Al Nagar, Head of Benchmarking, KnowledgeBus, Mercato Solutions, continues his series of monthly advisory pieces sharing recent movements and 'impactors' within key IT product categories, to keep you up to […]

Public Spend Forum Europe – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

We are back after the Easter Break - here is a roundup of all you missed on Public Spend Forum Europe over the past couple of weeks. […]

Staffs Cancer Procurement Collapses & More Disputes in Health Contracting

Within hours of publishing our article about the Manchester health tender last week, another major “prime contractor” type contract in the health sector collapsed. Staffordshire […]

3 Steps To Unlocking Innovation – Why Closer Supplier Relationships Should Top the List 

John Nodding, Director of European Operations, APS Group gives three core principles when it comes to bulding long-term supplier relationships. As companies seek to embrace new […]

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 […]

Concentrating and Consolidating Spend – Be Aware of the Risks

This is the latest in a monthly series of articles addressing supply chain risk issues, in conjunction with our sponsors riskmethods, who provide technology that […]

BravoSolution – Sourcing Optimisation Webinar and New Platform Release

Is it really April already? But Christmas was only a couple of weeks ago surely? Unbelievable. But it does mean I can say that later […]

Big Changes on the Horizon for Team Procurement

We welcome this guest post from Daniel Ball, Director, director at Wax Digital looking at what the future holds for 'Team Procurement.' Over recent years we’ve spent lots […]

Pub Debate Result – Are Suppliers Ripping Off Government?

So, we promised you the result of our pub debate held last week at the Clarence in Whitehall, where the motion being considered was “This […]

Procurement Week Day 2 – and a Fascinating Story from New Zealand Public Procurement

Last week we attended day 2 of Procurement Week at The Crystal in London (great views of The Emirates Air Line cable car link across the Thames), […]

The Five Principles of Sourcing – The Future

If you have followed the progress of our “Five Principles of Sourcing” series, you will know that in the four briefing papers we have published […]