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Reader’s Comment on Workforce Shortage – ‘The Chickens Are Coming Home To Roost’

Yesterday we published a post on "NHS Workforce Shortage - Part of a Wider Trend." It contained a state-of-play situation and outlook from Adzuna's latest report, […]

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 […]

Sustainable Procurement Standard Assessment – Why Wouldn’t You?

A new International Standard for sustainable procurement best practice – ISO 20400 – was launched earlier this year. It’s important to say this is a […]

Guidance On Modern Slavery – How Clean Is Your Supply Chain?

Modern Slavery has become a really big issue within the human rights and corporate social responsibility agenda in recent years. As many more of us […]

Tackling Exploitation in the Supply Chain

LUPC and SUPC (London Universities and the Southern Universities Purchasing Consortia) held their second joint Conference & Exhibition last Wednesday 24th May in London’s South […]

Human Rights In The Supply Chain – Andy Davies Gets Us Thinking

We commend to you (that phrase has an old-fashioned resonance to it, doesn’t it) a two-part article from Andy Davies, director of the London Universities […]

Modern Slavery and Procurement Obligations – Dr Olga Martin-Ortega at LUPC/SUPC Event

Another of the strong sessions at the recent London Universities and Southern Universities Purchasing Consortia joint conference was “Managing Human Rights Risks in the Supply […]

Implications of Brexit for Public Procurement – A University View

At last week’s excellent LUPC and SUPC university procurement conference, I participated in a panel discussion titled “What are the implications of Brexit?” – for […]

LUPC and SUPC Conference – Brexit, Dickens, Slavery and Collaboration

The development of the university purchasing consortia has been one of the success stories of public sector collaboration. Not only do they individually support their […]

Down the Procurement Pub at Henley Regatta, with Tungsten, LUPC and the Young Rascals

Back in the olden days, the three key attributes to be a good cox (stop that sniggering at the back - boats, I mean) were […]

Procurement as an Instrument of Social Change – LUPC Joins Electronics Watch

Thanks to our guest writer Andy Davies, Director, LUPC, for this insight into how the power of purchasing can make a real difference to the lives […]