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Suppliers

How To Use an Approved Vendor List Without Stymying Innovation

We welcome this guest post from Jaren Nichols, Chief Operating Officer at ZipBooks, accounting software for small businesses, and previously a Product Manager at Google. An approved vendor […]

Koble Signs Huge Deal With Xpand In Asia For Procurement Matchmaking Tool

Exciting news today from Koble … the firm we’ve featured over the past couple of years for two reasons. Jason Busch and I were initial […]

More from PACAC – We Want More Foreign Suppliers, Says Minister

We reported here on the recent Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee which looked at sourcing public services post-Carillion and outsourcing. That raised some issues […]

Koble Questionnaire – Are You A Dinosaur? or A Forward Thinker?

We mentioned Koble last week here. The platform, which supports engagement between buyers and suppliers, and helps buyers find interesting new suppliers, is extending its […]

Does It Matter If Suppliers Don’t Make Money?

Is it the buyer’s responsibility to identify if a firm bidding to win a contract has bid “too low” – that is, at a price […]

Becoming Paperless – Tips & Tricks (Part 2)

Yesterday we featured the first part of ‘how to become paperless’ from Dan Butts, Principal Consultant at Xoomworks procurement consultants and business intelligence experts. Today, […]

Advice from Ferrero on Brexit Planning and Supply Chain Risk – SME Preparedness Is Critical!

You may have read our post on Edbury Daley’s workshop at eWorld in March ‘Brexit Contingency Planning at eWorld – Or Lack of It.’ Andrew Daley […]

Late Payer? What’s Your Excuse?

We are pleased to welcome this guest post from Daniel Ball, director at Wax Digital. According to BACS, in spite of the fact that there’s been a […]

Grocery Regulator Investigates the Co-op Over Treatment of Suppliers

While drafting a briefing paper recently (watch out for publication in early April), I needed an example of a firm that was doing positive, responsible […]

Late Paying Firms – Database Goes Live

Back in 2013 we were talking about Pete Loughlin's (of Purchasing Insight)  idea about using social media as the new weapon to combat late payment.  He refers […]

Is Procurement Responsible If Suppliers Are Stupid and Bid Too Low?

A frequent topic this week around the Carillion troubles has been whether government buyers have in some sense been wrong to "accept the lowest bid" […]

BravoSolution Real World Procurement Webinars – Back For 2018

Yes, they’re back again for 2018 – the BravoSolution Real World Procurement series of expert webinars, and you can register for them now through that […]