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Maude Lays Into Civil Service – But Did His Procurement Reforms Work?

Francis (Lord) Maude, ex Minister for the Cabinet Office and de facto “minister for procurement” from 2010-15 has laid into the civil service.  Civil Service […]

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 […]

Crown Hosting – A Surprising Government Shared Service Story

The UK government has developed a number of shared services over the years where the model is a joint venture between a private sector provider […]

More on CCS Consultancy Framework Suspension – MCA Not Happy!

The reverberations continue around the CCS decision to scrap Lot 1 (Business Consultancy) on their Management Consultancy tender which was expected to be awarded any […]

Exclusive – Lot 1 of Crown Commercial Service Consultancy Framework Scrapped

We picked up last week that the Crown Commercial Service framework for Management Consultancy services has run into problems. An email was sent out to […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Schools, HS2, Economies of Scale and Halsey

So this week it has been recovery from Reading Festival and a trip to Durham to visit Mother so little in the way of procurement […]

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 Festival with the Tax Payers’ Alliance, Reading Festival and Cosima

Yes, as you read this (assuming it is Friday) the entire Spend Matters UK/Europe senior management team - yes, both of us - has decamped […]

The Crown Commercial Service Suppliers’ Day – More From The Fabulous Five

Last week we featured the “Fabulous Five” stumbling into the Crown Commercial Service supplier briefing for the Crown Marketplace forthcoming procurement. We take up the […]

Manchester Health Services Contract – Why It Is Concerning

In our article last week we looked at Dr Albert Sanchez-Graells from Bristol University and his comments on the recent Manchester health services contract. The […]

Yes (Procurement) Minister – How The SME Target Got Developed

In going through or archives to find some interesting “blasts for the past” to feature through August, we came across this from June 2011, which […]

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 […]