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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. It […]

Down the Procurement Stadium with BravoSolution, the Falklands, Carillion, Roomex and Superorganism

Thanks to BravoSolution and everyone who came to their workshop at the amazing Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Wednesday at which I spoke and ran […]

NAO Report on Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Deal – Very Critical

Over on our Public Spend Forum site, we wrote last week about the National Audit Office publishing a damning report into the Department for Business, […]

US Withdraws from Paris Climate Change Agreement – The End of An Era?

(We wrote this article last Friday, but the US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement has been knocked off the front pages in the UK […]

Local Authority Buying Options – Focusing Your Energies

We are delighted to feature this guest post from Nathan Smith, Key Account Manager at Gazprom Energy, who asks: what new opportunities are available for local […]

NDA Procurement Challenge – Court Judgement Deserves To Be a Best-seller!

OK, put down whatever book you’re currently reading. Forget the new Harry Potter theatre script, or the summer “bonkbuster”. Ignore the Times, the Guardian and […]

Accenture Acquires EnergyQuote JHA, Strengthens Energy Procurement Offering

Accenture announced this week that the firm is acquiring EnergyQuote JHA, which specialises in energy procurement, risk management and strategy development with services including forecasting, […]

Why Gambling on Price Alone Represents a Risky Strategy for Energy Category Managers

Mike Jones, Group Managing Director, Optimum Procurement, shares his views and experience of the challenges facing procurement category managers. In this second in his series he […]

UK Energy outlook – the Labour Party threatens to freeze prices

So at the UK Labour Party conference last week, Ed Milliband announced that if Labour wins the election in May 2015, they will freeze energy […]

Government Procurement Service – an innovative energy procurement approach

I spoke to the Government Procurement Service (GPS) team in Liverpool recently, who act as a buying organisation for UK central government (and beyond), and […]

Group Energy Buying hits the UK Headlines

Energy costs form a significant element of most households’ budget, and there has been much talk of market oligopoly in the UK, where six large […]