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Down the Procurement Pub with DWP, Basware, Cycling, the NHS and John Smith

After eWorld last week, we repaired to the Westminster Arms, which when I finally write my political thriller will be a key location, as the […]

CCS Management Consultancy Framework – New Lots Announced

Yesterday, Crown Commercial Service announced the result of the tenders for the Lots that form the Management Consultancy Framework Two (MCF2). You may remember some […]

Crown Commercial Service Annual Report – CEO Signs Off

Another recent government announcement (amongst the end of term rush) we were slow to pick up on was the Crown Commercial Service Annual Report and […]

More on Crown Marketplace – NOT the End of Digital Enablement for CCS Contracts

We reported on Thursday last week that the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has halted the tendering process for the Crown Marketplace, the platform that was […]

Public Spend Forum – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

Public Spend Forum (PSF) is a public sector procurement global community and market intelligence platform dedicated to improving public procurement and the public sector market. […]

New Crown Commercial Service Consultancy Framework – What Will Drive Value?

Last week, the Crown Commercial Service (the UK government’s central procurement arm) finally issued the tender documents for the remaining “Lots” that form their management […]

Down The Procurement Fruit Section with CCS, KFC and Gypsy’s Kiss

I have had a couple of pleasant drinks this week but I have not been very diligent with the pictures, so for a change, here […]

Malcom Harrison – the Next CIPS CEO Speaks (Part 2)

In part 1 of our interview with Malcom Harrison, who will take over as the new Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) chief executive […]

Exclusive! Malcom Harrison – the Next CIPS CEO Speaks (Part 1)

Following the news that Malcolm Harrison is to leave his post as chief executive of the government central procurement organisation, Crown Commercial Service (CCS), to […]

Breaking News! – Malcolm Harrison Is New CIPS Chief Executive

Malcolm Harrison has been appointed CEO of CIPS (the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply).  I heard the rumours a couple of weeks back but […]

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 […]

The Crown Marketplace – Vision, a Successful Pilot and Broad Functionality (Part 2)

In part 1, we looked at the Crown Commercial Service plans for the Crown Marketplace. The vision is for a platform that allows any public […]