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Crown commercial service

Cabinet Office Buys Brexit Consulting – In a Really Strange Way

We’ve covered (e.g. here) the recent Crown Commercial Service (CCS) consultancy tender, which has proved controversial on a number of counts, principally its perceived unfriendliness […]

Exclusive! Crown Commercial Service Pulls Crown Marketplace Tender

We have just learned that Crown Commercial Service is today pulling the tender for its Crown Marketplace programme - CMp. Crown Commercial Service published the contract […]

CCS Consulting Framework – What Lies Behind The Procurement Strategy?

We highlighted the publication of the Crown Commercial Services Management Consultancy tender (“MCF2”) recently here. CCS is setting up four “lots” to cover a range […]

Crown Commercial Service Paid McKinsey £10 Million To Identify Procurement Savings

In May 2015 Cabinet Office (Crown Commercial Service) told me that “we are working with McKinsey on a savings project - and they were appointed […]

Where Next For Crown Commercial Service? Tough Decisions Required

We wrote here about Malcolm Harrison’s departure from the UK government’s central buying organisation, Crown Commercial Service, and with Peter Lawson, one of Harrison’s key […]

Time to Review the Crown Commercial Service’s Strategy ?

With Malcolm Harrison announcing his departure from the Crown Commercial Service in the summer to go and run CIPS, it would seem like a good […]

The Crown Marketplace – 2018 Outlook

2018 will be a critical year for the UK’s central government procurement hub, Crown Commercial Service. We might say that about every year, I suppose, […]

The Crown Marketplace – Vision, a Successful Pilot and Broad Functionality

As this week sees the ground-breaking Public Spend Forum public technology symposium in Washington DC (you can still register here for online access), we thought […]

CCS Consultancy Framework – Are Users Looking For Alternatives?

Our previous articles on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Management Consultancy framework – where the largest “lot” for general business consulting has been scrapped just […]

More on CCS Consultancy Framework Suspension – MCA Not Happy!

The reverberations continue around the CCS decision to scrap Lot 1 (Business Consultancy) on their Management Consultancy tender which was expected to be awarded any […]

The Crown Commercial Service Suppliers’ Day – More From The Fabulous Five

Last week we featured the “Fabulous Five” stumbling into the Crown Commercial Service supplier briefing for the Crown Marketplace forthcoming procurement. We take up the […]

The Fabulous Five Go To The Crown Marketplace Supplier Day

The Fabulous Five were having a lovely day out in London. Jeffrey led, as usual, guide book in hand, while Dan was almost knocked over […]