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CIPS Fellows Ride The Mail Rail! (And Learn About Royal Mail Procurement …)

The CIPS Fellows events calendar is very impressive these days, thanks to Shirley Cooper and her dedicated associates on the committee. (Can you spot Shirley […]

Why Are Women Paid Less Than Men – Procurement Needs To Look Beyond Headlines

We got involved the other weekend in a bit of a Twitter debate about the idea (in a Tweet from a certain well known procurement […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Lawson, Tyldesley, Passports and Courtney Barnett

This is me lunching at the Great Fosters Tudor Room restaurant this week near Egham – a celebration, for reasons we aren't going to mention, […]

National Procurement Service of Wales: The BBC Gets Over-Excited …

At the end of last week, public sector procurement in Wales hit the headlines – well, in Wales anyway, as the BBC seemed (as far […]

Procurement Practitioner or Solution Provider – A Tough Career Decision

A friend of mine has a tricky decision to make. He has been a procurement practitioner for more than ten years – he’s a fair […]

Yet Another “Minister for Procurement” Takes the Government Commercial Hot Seat

With all the Carillion “excitement”, we’ve somewhat ignored the recent UK government ministerial reshuffle last week, which turned out not quite as planned for Prime […]

Down the Procurement Nederhütte with Davies, Poole, Gartner, NAO and This Is The Kit

You might have guessed from the somewhat unusual choice of music video in last week’s procurement pub, but I wasn't in Camberley but  actually in […]

Bill Michels To Head Up CIPS In The USA – A Direct Challenge to ISM?

In a fascinating announcement on Friday, CIPS (the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply) announced that it has appointed “procurement expert Bill Michels to be […]

Procurement Success in 2018 – Some Simple (But Important) Reminders

Happy New Year and welcome back after the holiday season – we are getting back to full coverage here at the dynamic head office of […]

Retaining Procurement Talent – Lessons From Spurs

Another of our favourite articles from 2017 ... Regular readers know that anything can set us off with a thought or idea about procurement that […]

Coffee with Melinda Johnson – Health Commercial Director Impresses at HCSA Event

We’re going to have a few articles this week (and probably into next) about last week’s HCSA (Health Care Supply Association) conference, covering my own […]

Andrew Forzani Jets In As New Procurement Commander At UK Ministry Of Defence

Andrew Forzani has been appointed the new Ministry of Defence Chief Commercial Officer. He takes over from Steve Morgan, who we believe is retiring. Morgan […]