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SMEs

Where Next For Crown Commercial Service? Tough Decisions Required

We wrote here about Malcolm Harrison’s departure from the UK government’s central buying organisation, Crown Commercial Service, and with Peter Lawson, one of Harrison’s key […]

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 […]

The Two Butchers – A Parable About Protectionism, SMEs and Public Procurement

Continuing our best of 2017 round-up; this was originally published in three installments back in May. Reading this again, it might actually be the best […]

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 […]

Why Don’t SMEs Win More Government Work – Our Readers Comment

We reported here on the disappointing figures quietly released by the UK government recently that showed spend with smaller firms (SMEs) declining in 2015/16. While […]

Does eSourcing Help Smaller Bidders? Our Experts Comment

I was going back over some very old documents on the server, sorting out files and deleting rubbish, and started reading some Spend Matters articles […]

More on Government Spend with Smaller Firms – Why Isn’t It Growing?

While it was good to see Civil Service World picking up on the story about government’s declining spend with smaller suppliers (see our original story […]

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) […]

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 […]

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 […]

Public Spend Forum Europe – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

Public Spend Forum Europe is dedicated to European public sector procurement, and aims to be a global community and knowledge network for public procurement and the public […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Donkeys, Mr Snell and Mr Allott, BravoSolution & Eliza and the Bear

Here is a scene from this week’s BravoSolution Real World Procurement event, with my friend and colleague Guy Allen holding forth about sourcing and (amongst […]