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More on NHS Procurement League Tables – Our Readers Comment

We had some interesting comments on our article about the NHS procurement “league tables”. To remind you - NHS hospitals are now ranked in a […]

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 […]

Down the Procurement Pub with SMEs, iBuy, SAP Ariba and Blitzen Trapper

This week Nancy and I went up to the North-West to interview the victorious Manchester Airports Group (MAG) procurement team and their CPO (until recently) […]

Working With Smaller Professional Services Firms – Some Myths Dispelled

This is another in our series of articles relating to good practice in terms of procurement of consulting and related services, published in conjunction with […]

EXCLUSIVE! Government Spend with Smaller Suppliers is Going Down

Government spend with smaller firms is going down, according to the latest figures quietly published by the Cabinet Office. Three weeks ago, data was published […]

Health Procurement – The Usual Suspects Winning Critical Contracts?

It’s a while since we wrote about the Department of Health future operating model (FOM) and the procurement contracting process for eleven national “towers” covering […]

The Crown Marketplace – Vision, a Successful Pilot and Broad Functionality (Part 2)

In part 1, we looked at the Crown Commercial Service plans for the Crown Marketplace. The vision is for a platform that allows any public […]

The Crown Marketplace – Vision, a Successful Pilot and Broad Functionality

As this week sees the ground-breaking Public Spend Forum public technology symposium in Washington DC (you can still register here for online access), we thought […]

e-Invoicing in UK Local Government – Basware Survey Paints Mixed Picture

Last week, Basware (procurement and finance software specialists) published a new report on electronic invoicing in the UK devolved public sector, surveying organisations across local […]

Public Spend Forum Technology Symposium Next Week

Next week, our friends at Public Spend Forum (PSF) in the US are holding the first Public Procurement Technology Symposium in Washington DC on October […]

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 […]

CCS Consultancy Framework – Are Users Looking For Alternatives?

Our previous articles on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Management Consultancy framework – where the largest “lot” for general business consulting has been scrapped just […]