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Creating Public Sector Value Through Supplier Relationship Management

Last Thursday Public Spend Forum (PSF) held a webinar on Creating Public Sector Value Through Supplier Relationship Management. It didn’t tout the usual mantra of ‘engagement, […]

Could Government Commercial Organisation Have Done More To Head Off Carillion Collapse?

Carillion went into liquidation yesterday, as we reported here. It is not the usual form of liquidation though – the “official receiver” is in charge, […]

Government Commercial Organisation Update (Part 2)

Yesterday we featured my conversation with Jim Carter about the commercial skills and talent development programme that has been running in the Cabinet Office for […]

Government Commercial Organisation Update (Part 1)

I caught up with Jim Carter from the Cabinet Office recently for a chat about the skills and talent development programme that has been running […]

The Government Commercial Organisation – How To Demonstrate Performance?

We wrote here about the report from Tom Gash of the Institute of Government (IfG), titled “Building Government’s Commercial Capability”, which looks at the changes […]

Building Government’s Commercial Capability – IfG Report Is Balanced, Insightful

We mentioned the recent report from Tom Gash of the Institute of Government (IfG), titled “Building Government’s Commercial Capability”,  which looks at the changes under […]

Our (Unpublished) Letter to the Financial Times — Civil Servant Tests

The Financial Times published an article recently about the Cabinet Office plan to “test” civil servants for commercial skills. The article is behind the paywall, […]

Jim Carter Joins Cabinet Office from Network Rail

Good news for the UK Cabinet Office in their public procurement improvement role. Jim Carter is joining the Chief Commercial Officer Gareth Williams’ team, in […]

The Mystery of the Disappearing Commercial Specialists (With Apologies To Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)

“Holmes, what do you know of the Civil Service Commission"? I asked my friend that question one sultry August afternoon, as we sat in our […]