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Escape From Brexit – A Procurement Career in New Zealand?

More than 10,500 Britons have inquired about emigrating to the country since the Brexit vote, the New Zealand Herald says, more than double the number […]

Military and Railway Man Nick Elliott Takes Up Top MOD Commercial Role

Getting to grips with the Ministry of Defence "Procurement" structure is a task beyond most of us, and even those within it struggle sometimes to […]

Destroyers and Power Stations – Ministers and Public Procurement

Two reminders of public sector procurement problems came into the light in news reports at the weekend. And there is an interesting connection between the […]

Public Spend Matters Europe – Highlights from this Week

Here is our Friday run down of  what we have published for you this week on our site dedicated to exciting and fascinating matters connected […]

The Centenary of the Tank – and an Unexpected Story (Part 2)

In part 1 here, we wrote about the centenary of the tank. The critical design and development work took place in the White Hart Hotel, […]

The Centenary of the Tank – and an Unexpected Story

Exactly 100 years ago today, on September 22nd 1915, a momentous telegram was sent to the UK Admiralty in London. New arrival by Tritton out […]

MOD GoCo – further thoughts on why market interest fell away

We wrote here about the UK Ministry of Defence's decision not to proceed with the potential GoCo (Government-owned, Contractor operated) structure for Defence Equipment and […]

Aircraft Carriers – a shining example of Defence procurement (how NOT to do it, that is)

We’ve reached the position now with Ministry of Defence procurement where the latest cost overrun is greeted with a shrug of the shoulders and a […]

Chloe Smith resigns and GoCo odds lengthen

So Chloe Smith resigned from her UK Cabinet Office Ministerial post this week after just over a year in the role  to “dedicate more time […]

MOD outsource – will Serco get pushed out of the bidding?

Serco are still reeling from the suggestion of criminal activity in terms of their contract for prisoner transport with the Ministry of Justice, hot on […]

MOD GoCo – our readers comment on the White Paper

Our post last week on the Ministry of Defence  White Paper drew some interesting and perceptive comments.  One major theme – not surprisingly – was […]

MOD procurement – White Paper published

The UK’s Ministry of Defence published a White Paper this week laying out some of the changes ahead for the procurement and commercial activities of […]