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Public versus Private Sector Procurement – Why Private Is Better (Maybe …)

In our first article last week on this topic, we suggested that there are four fundamental differences between public and private sector procurement and that […]

From Government procurement to a new private sector advisory firm: an entrepreneur’s story

We’re delighted to feature a guest article from David Shields, who until last May was Chief Executive of the Government Procurement Service. He is a founder […]

Premier Foods – an innovative supplier management approach

Premier Foods – past winners of the CIPS SM awards (indeed, overall winners as recent as 2011) have now taken their advanced thinking about procurement […]

Public & private sector procurement – what do you think of the differences?

We published the results of the survey on the differences between public and private sector procurement a while back. The survey was carried out in […]

Public versus private sector procurement – eWorld Survey (part 3)

We’ve been covering the recent survey we carried out with the organisers of eWorld , looking at differences between public and private sector procurement perceptions. […]

Public versus private sector procurement – eWorld Survey (part 2)

Yesterday, we introduced the survey we carried out with the organisers of eWorld recently – we also presented some high level results at that event. […]

Public versus private sector procurement – eWorld Survey (part 1)

Prior to the recent eWorld conference, we collaborated with the organisers to run a survey looking at the views of public (government) and private sector […]

The difference between public and private sector procurement – tell us what you think

The next eWorld Purchasing and Supply event is at the QEII Conference Centre in Westminster, central London, on September 24th in London.  We’ve covered the […]

CIPS syllabus changes – global focus moves away from public sector

CIPS (the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply) recently announced major changes to their qualification structure and syllabus. These are the most significant for many […]

Public Sector Procurement is NOT like Tesco

I said we’d come back to the PASC (UK government’s Public Administration Select Committee) debate we covered last week and in particular Colin Cram’s idea […]

Procurement strategies to aid tax minimisation – sensible or a corrosive practice?

We’re seeing increasing noise about major multi-national firms avoiding the payment of tax in certain countries, including the UK and the US, through the way […]

Barter instead of procurement – did you know you can swap stuff for TV Ads?

(We’re delighted to feature a guest post from Emma Kenny, a Partner in procurement consulting and outsourcing firm Occleve). ... In fact, you can ‘swap’ […]