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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 […]

Palmer & Harvey – Another Example of Supply Chain Risk

Last week, Palmer & Harvey, one of the largest wholesale distributors of grocery, tobacco and related products in the UK, went bust. Sadly, there were […]

Negotiation Trade-Offs and Supplier References

Please note this is not an article aimed purely at public sector readers, even if it starts off sounding that way!  But we have been […]

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 […]

Meet Companies, Start Relationships, Do Business – Get Kobling!

That sounds like an advert, which it is partly, but only because we think it’s a pretty neat piece of procurement software, linking buyers and […]

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 […]

Are Suppliers Ripping Off the Government? More Arguments from Our Procurement Pub Debate

We promised to look in more detail at the arguments for and against at our recent pub debate with procurement software firm Basware – the […]