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Down the Procurement Beer Festival with Virgin, Carillion, SolarWinds and Broken Witt Rebels

Down the Procurement Pub comes to you this week from the Great British Beer Festival at Olympia, where I have spent the last 72 hours […]

The Risks Around Carillion Step-In Providers – Allan Watton Speaks

We’ve featured Allan Watton many times over the years. He and his firm, Best Practice Group, are genuinely deep experts in major outsource service contracts, […]

NAO Investigation Into UK Government Handling of Carillion Collapse – First Thoughts

The National Audit Office today published  its “Investigation into the government’s handling of the collapse of Carillion”. It’s worth noting the “investigation” word – as […]

Carillion and Supplier Financial Risk – Ongoing & Robust Monitoring Needed

As the reverberations of Carillion’s insolvency continue to resound, a whole range of procurement-related issues are still front of our minds and presumably those of […]

Changing Contractors Is Easier Than You Think

Sparked by the recent Carillion collapse, John Baldwin, partner at solicitors Winckworth Sherwood, discusses what happens when work is handed on to another contractor. The sudden […]

Public Spend Forum Europe – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

Public Spend Forum is dedicated to public sector procurement and aims to be a global community and knowledge network for improving public procurement and the public sector […]

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, […]