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Barratt Developments Fraud – Certainly Was a “Different Procurement Process”

As the old expression says, “where there’s muck, there’s brass”. In other words, there is money to be made in dirty, unpleasant jobs. But we […]

Bromley CCG – Another Basic Public Sector Procurement Fraud

This has only at time of writing been picked up by The Bromley Times. A “senior commissioner”, working for the Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group, was […]

Public Spend Forum Europe – Public Procurement Highlights from Last Week

Public Spend Forum Europe is dedicated to the exciting and fascinating matters connected with European public sector procurement and further afield, and aims to be a global […]

UK Department of Education Pays £1 Million To Non-Existent Companies in Latest Fraud

Another public sector fraud hit the press last week, with an unusual aspect in that the perpetrator was exposed by a combination of his girlfriend […]

Ezubao and the Risk of Scandals in the Peer-to-Peer Finance Market

Treasury procurement alignment

Have you read about the Chinese firm Ezubao? If you haven’t, it’s worth following the story, which may yet have implications for western countries and […]

Haringey Fraud – Where Was the “Procurement” Discipline?

The latest in a long line of frauds committed by employees was featured in the papers last week. In this disgraceful case, it was a […]

Petrobras Scandal – New York Times Article Highlights Sheer Scale of the Fraud

If you are interested in supple chain and / or political corruption, or just want to read a good and dramatic real-life story, we can […]

Procurement Fraud – What is the Cleverest Example You’ve Seen ?

Yesterday the first of this year's BravoSolution Real World Sourcing series events took place at the new venue of the Jugged Hare, London. I was […]

Royal Household and Royal Marsden Hospital – a right royal collection of (alleged) procurement fraud

Two recent trials highlight the continued need for focus on corruption and fraud in procurement and related areas. A former property manager at the Royal […]

Managing professional services – are you getting lamb or beef?

How do you know if your professional services provider really has the skills they say they do? It's a similar problem to that curry or kebab you buy on a Friday night. Lamb or Beef? (Or chicken.. or horse...)

Procurement fraud – make CPOs and CFOs accountable

Here’s something that really, really gets me worked up.  Madeleine Webster has been sent to prison for spending £160,000 of her employer’s money on printer […]