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politics and procurement

No, Minister – Be Careful About Supplier Bias, Even If The Tech Is Good For The NHS

The appointment of Matt Hancock as the UK's  top Health Minister a few months back followed the upheaval around Boris Johnson and other Brexiteers leaving […]

MOD Halts Frigate Procurement – Lack of Compliant Bids Or Lack of Cash?

Another one of the announcements made just before the UK parliament went into summer recess was around a major Ministry of Defence procurement for Royal […]

Government Spend with Smaller Suppliers is Going Down Again – But Does Anyone Care?

Let's talk about UK government spend with small suppliers – although in all honesty it is tempting to just republish the article we wrote back […]

End of Term Provides Cover for Difficult Government Announcements

We’re now firmly into summer holiday time, here in the UK at least, so you may see some small drop in the number of articles […]

More Hot News From Welsh Procurement, KFC and North Korea …

Two interesting procurement stories broke yesterday – we will come back to both on more detail early next week. In the first, the Welsh National […]

The Conservative Party Manifesto – Public Procurement Not An Issue

The Conservative Party manifesto was published last week, and while unlike the Labour version it doesn’t make many new spending commitments, it does signal a […]

Lord Maude Interview In Supply Management Pulls Its Punches

The new issue of Supply Management magazine features an interview with Francis Maude, now Lord Maude, who was the “Minster for Procurement” in the 2010-15 […]

David Cameron To Speak at ISM Conference – An Expensive Gimmick?

The US Institute of Supply Management has booked the ex-Prime Minister of the UK, David Cameron, as the keynote speaker for their 2017 conference in […]

Minister for Procurement Appointed, No Experience Needed

Peter, thanks for popping in to see me. That’s all right – and congratulations on your promotion, I’m delighted you’ve stepped up to the CEO […]

Brexit – Risk and Opportunity for Procurement and Organisations

Procurement is, when it comes down to it, all about risk and opportunity. As a function and as practitioners, we manage the interface between the […]

Comments on Brexit From Wax Digital and 4C Associates

We've started getting some comments in from our friends in the procurement industry. No doubt more will follow, but here are the first couple. Firstly, […]

UK Government Wants To “Change Procurement Rules” to Bail Out Steel Industry – Here’s Why It Won’t Work

Chinese demand

Last November the Crown Commercial Service issued a guidance document around how public procurement could legitimately and legally support the British steel industry. Fast forward […]