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Crown Commercial Service Annual Report – A Mixed Bag for Public Procurement Aggregator

The Crown Commercial Service published its annual report and accounts yesterday. Although he was in place when last year’s was published, this is really the […]

National Audit Office Report on Crown Commercial Service – Looking Forward

In our last article covering the National Audit Office’s fascinating report on the UK government’s central buying organisation, Crown Commercial Service, we looked at some […]

Malcolm Harrison – Confirmed As Chief Executive Of Crown Commercial Service

The news that Malcom Harrison has taken the role of Chief Executive at the UK government’s Crown Commercial Service on a permanent basis will not […]

Public Spend Matters Europe – Public Procurement Highlights from This Week


Public Spend Matters Europe is dedicated to the exciting and fascinating matters connected with European public sector procurement. As usual, before you think about switching off, it's […]

NAO to Review Crown Commercial Service Effectiveness

This Autumn the National Audit Office will carry out a review of how effective the centralisation of government procurement has been in the shape of […]

Big Category Management Roles – Crown Commercial Service Recruiting

The UK Government’s central procurement group, Crown Commercial Service has launched a major recruitment exercise to find four “Senior Commercial Specialists – Strategic Category Management”. […]

Interview with John Manzoni – Our Analysis

Civil Service World recently carried an interesting interview with John Manzoni, the CEO of the Civil Service and now also Permanent Secretary at the Cabinet […]

Reform Report on Public Procurement – Spoilt by Ridiculous Savings Claim

(The scene – a trench somewhere in the Reform HQ. A candle flickers. A grizzled think-tank middle-manager, his face showing the stress of years of […]

Crown Commercial Services – What’s the Right Structure?

Today sees the Public Procurement Summit taking place in London – we will be there and will report on events tomorrow. Some of the focus […]

Crown Commercial Service – What’s The Strategy?

We said a couple of weeks back that we would take a close, objective and 'helpfully-intended' look at the UK central government procurement operation, the […]

Crown Commercial Service Annual Report – What About Delivery?

We wrote yesterday about the salary and staffing issues following the publication of the Annual Report from the UK central government's collaborative procurement organisation, Crown […]

Crown Commercial Service – a Huge Procurement Peak in July

The UK government's collaborative procurement body, Crown Commercial Service, must be busy at the moment! The Liverpool office must be buzzing ... Just having a […]