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Public Spend Forum – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

Public Spend Forum (PSF) is a public sector procurement global community and market intelligence platform dedicated to improving public procurement and the public sector market. It […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Basware, Wax Digital, Outsourcing Fails, and Amy Shark

Let’s get a bit personal today. This is me and my mother in law Lucy – who has her own Twitter following as a vegetable […]

The Day of the Council Mega-Outsource is Dead – But Get the Wooden Stake Out Just in Case …

Over the years we have covered a whole range of major local authority (council) outsourcing deals to a range of suppliers – Capita, Serco, BT, […]

The Risks Around Carillion Step-In Providers – Allan Watton Speaks

We’ve featured Allan Watton many times over the years. He and his firm, Best Practice Group, are genuinely deep experts in major outsource service contracts, […]

National Audit Office – NHS and Capita Both Culpable in Contract Failure

The UK National Audit Office released a report recently on the NHS England (NHSE) contract with Capita for primary care services, which joins the long […]

Redefining Procurement Models – Outsourcing

The session on redefining procurement models at ProcureCon Indirect, with Anton Shibanov of MTS and Alpar Kamber of WNS-Denali, looked at the reasons for outsourcing […]

NHS Subsidiary Companies – The Next Public Sector Scandal?

There is an increasing and worrying trend in the NHS for hospital trusts to set up subsidiary companies and move groups of staff into those […]

Public Spend Forum Europe – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

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

Government Looks At Carillion and Public Sector Outsourcing – Peter Smith Comments

I’ve sent off my submission to the Parliamentary Public Administration and Constitutional  Affairs committee, which is running an inquiry into “Sourcing public services: lessons learned […]

County Council Goes “Bust” – Excuses, But Is Pure Incompetence To Blame?

There is only one town in the UK that hosts a top-flight (four highest divisions) football team, a Premiership rugby outfit and a top-level county […]

Economies of Scale – How Has This Approach Changed Over Recent Years?

Back in 2011, I wrote about "Procurement myths: economies of scale and 'bigger is better':" in two parts. Let's take a look at what I […]

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 […]