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Exclusive! Lee Tribe says ‘ello, ello, ello’, to his new job….

Our reporter with his ear pressed up against the Whitehall partition wall ( a painful place to be at the best of times) has discovered […]

The Sir Philip Green report – and this time I really was on the radio – honest!

I wrote a rapid blog for Supply Management yesterday on the publication of the Green report; and that wasn't the end of the excitement... As […]

Party Conference Procurement Edition – part 4: Defence and MOD

Held over from last week thanks to editorial incompetence amongst our vast team here the last of our series on major policy issues in […]

Procurement News October 11th: Happy Christmas from Portsmouth, Tanzania and Trinidad!

Tanzania hosts East Africa Procurement Forum Dar es Salaam was the venue last week for this event, attended by 200 plus delegates from Kenya, Uganda, […]

Telegraph claims Maude to implement “Stalinist” procurement strategy!

Today's newspapers (Sunday) are confirming what we reported on Friday - the report from Sir Philip Green on Government spend is due tomorrow. But I […]

France to service British nuclear warheads

(Reuters) - Britain and France are close to agreeing a deal under which British nuclear warheads would be serviced in a French laboratory, the Financial […]

A tale of two consultancy firms – Accenture and Tribal announce results

Two very different firms, two very different sets of financial results. Accenture recently announced fourth quarter and full year results at the high end of […]

Exclusive! Sir Philip Green report due ‘early next week’; watch out for the bananas…

I understand that Sir Philip Green's report on UK public sector procurement is due to be published early next week - probably Monday subject to […]

Ariba sells services business to Accenture

In a move that surprised many, Ariba have sold their sourcing services group business to Accenture. That makes Ariba pretty much a pure software firm, […]

Party Conference Procurement Edition – part 3: Education

The first two parts covered in this series looked at two sectors where procurement issues are likely to be very high profile and contentious.  Today, […]

Party Conference Procurement Edition – part 2: Health

In part 2 of our review of the major UK Government policy issues and the procurement implications, we'll take a quick skate through Health. The […]