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NAO Verdict on UK Government’s Shared Service Centres – A Fiasco

We will come back to the NAO report on Government’s commercial performance later this week, but another NAO report issued on Friday deserved an immediate […]

More on the Crown Commercial Service Category Lead Roles

We featured the very senior category management lead roles being advertised by Crown Commercial Service (CCS) recently here. Just to emphasise the seniority, as well […]

Sir Gareth Rhys Williams Becomes New Government Chief Commercial Officer

So it all happened while I was in the US; we got a new UK government Chief Commercial Officer! Gareth Rhys Williams takes over from Chris Hall […]

The End of an Era – Looking Back at Bill Crothers’ Time as the UK Government’s Chief Commercial Officer (Part 5)

(Continuing our reflections on Bill Crothers'  time as the UK Government’s Chief Commercial Officer. Today we have the final instalment; part 1 is here, part […]

The End of an Era – Looking Back at Bill Crothers’ Time as the UK Government’s Chief Commercial Officer (Part 4)

(Continuing our reflections on Bill Crothers'  time as the UK Government’s Chief Commercial Officer; part 1 is here, part 2 is here, and part 3 […]

The End of an Era – Looking Back at Bill Crothers’ Time as the UK Government’s Chief Commercial Officer (Part 3)

(Continuing our reflections on Bill Crothers' time as the UK government's Chief Commercial Officer; part 1 is here, and part 2 is here). Although he believes […]

The End of an Era – Looking Back at Bill Crothers’ Time as the UK Government’s Chief Commercial Officer (Part 2)

(Continuing our reflections on Bill Crothers' time as the UK Government’s Chief Commercial Officer; part 1 is here). Our discussion then turned back to the […]

The End of an Era – Looking Back at Bill Crothers’ Time as the UK Government’s Chief Commercial Officer (Part 1)

At the end of November, Bill Crothers moved on from his key and high-profile role as the UK government's Chief Commercial Officer, after around four […]

Alice in SME-land – Numbers, Aspirations and Supply Chains

(To round off our "best of" series, and saving the best until last, this is probably my personal favourite post of the year amongst my own […]

David Willetts on Cabinet Office – Institute for Government Interview

I think we can assume that David Willetts, the Conservative former universities minister, is not going to be on Francis Maude’s Christmas Card list after […]

UK Government Savings Figures – Some Questions, but Better than the Alternative?

The Cabinet Office announced the UK Government savings figures for 2014/15 last week, claiming that some £18.6 billion was saved in 2014/15. That is made […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Sherry, Cabinet Office, IBM, Basware and Petite Meller

OK look, I was walking past this restaurant in Covent Garden, minding my own business this week, when this guy with a red tie on […]