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Capita Medical Support Contract – Running Into Problems

Supplier issues and contractual problems in the public sector are often like volcanoes or perhaps hot springs. First of all, there is a bit of […]

Will Xchanging’s Acquirers Keep the Procurement Business? Capita Might

A couple of weeks back, I interviewed Ken Lever the CEO of Xchanging and Jim Reesing, global sales and marketing director. Lever is stepping down […]

Civil Service Learning Contract – More Flak for Capita and Crown Commercial Service

We covered yesterday the issues that have surfaced around the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Contingent Labour contract; now let’s look at their Civil Service Learning […]

Crown Commercial Service and Capita – Government Contingent Labour Contract Criticised

We have not written much about the UK government's central procurement body Crown Commercial Service and its Contingent Labour One framework (ClONE or CL1 to […]

Down the Procurement Pub (cafe?) – with SAP, Irish procurement, Capita, Barnet and the Bulletproof Bomb

Of course, having been in the United Arab Emirates this week, I don't have too much 'pub' experience to share. Here is a picture of […]

Spending with Capita by Central and Local Government

We are delighted to feature a post by Ian Makgill of Spend Network on Government spending with Capita. Following Peter’s recent posts on Capita, Ian thought […]

Readers’ comments – on Capita and the procurement centralisation debate

We haven’t had our usual round-up of readers’ comments for a couple of weeks now, but let’s get back into that today.   And somewhat to […]

Private Eye picks up on UK government contingent labour issues

Following our debate about Capita last week, it was coincidental that they featured in the current issue of the UK's leading satirical and investigatory magazine, […]

Down the Procurement Pub with the CBI, Capita and Hockeysmith

I had a meeting in Searcy’s Club business lounge on the 38th floor of the building known as the Gherkin in London yesterday. Wow. What […]

BT and Capita – Outsourcing joint ventures under pressure in Liverpool and Birmingham

We wrote earlier this week  about the recent furore in the UK public sector around some of the major outsourcers, but pointed out that there […]

UK Public Sector outsourcing – signs that things are looking up?

All the recent furore in the UK public sector around some of the major outsourcers (Serco and G4S actually facing court appearances, A4E similarly in […]