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Minister Announces New Measures for Government Procurement

An article in the Times last week from Oliver Dowden, who is the Minister for Implementation at the Cabinet Office, was the first we’ve heard […]

DHL Challenges Loss of NHS Logistics Contract – Is Unipart Capable?

Excitement in the health procurement world as logistics firm DHL (owned by Deutsche Post) challenges the decision of the Department of Health & Social Care […]

Exclusive! YPO* and Amazon To Partner

Big news from the world of digital transformation in the public sector, as YPO* agrees a major deal with Amazon to use the firm’s technology […]

Andrew Daly of Hempsons – More on Public Procurement Legislation and Avoiding Problems

At the recent HCSA conference we heard from Andrew Daly, a partner at law firm Hempsons and an expert in public procurement regulations. We covered […]

Andrew Daly of Hempsons – Public Procurement Legal Update at HCSA Event

At the recent HCSA conference we heard from Andrew Daly, a partner at law firm Hempsons and an expert in public procurement regulations. He talked […]

Cabinet Office Buys Brexit Consulting – In a Really Strange Way

We’ve covered (e.g. here) the recent Crown Commercial Service (CCS) consultancy tender, which has proved controversial on a number of counts, principally its perceived unfriendliness […]

NHS Supply Chain Technology Contract – And The Winner Is …

We’ve written a lot over the past year or two about the new National Health Service “Future Operating Model” (FOM), the central procurement and supply […]

More on Crown Marketplace – NOT the End of Digital Enablement for CCS Contracts

We reported on Thursday last week that the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has halted the tendering process for the Crown Marketplace, the platform that was […]

Down the Procurement Pub Debate with the Crown Marketplace (Maybe Not Dead After All), SAP Ariba, Comensura, Jaggaer in Munich and the Go-Go’s

We wrote here about the Comensura workshop last week looking at how to make contingent labour and other category strategies appropriate to your organisation – […]

David Shields Is Back … Bloom Bags Public Procurement Big-Hitter

We met up for the first time in several years with David Shields last week. Earlier this decade, he was the Managing Director of Government […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Golf, Honours, Trump, Guy and Snail Mail

As this is published, I will be hacking my way around an unsuspecting golf course on a charity day – my second round in two […]

Public Spend Forum – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

Public Spend Forum (PSF) is a public sector procurement global community and market intelligence platform dedicated to improving public procurement and the public sector market. […]