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Down the Procurement Pub with Ivalua, Apttus, Crossrail, Awards and Stereo Honey

Raj Sharma, founder of Public Spend Forum was in town yesterday, from Washington DC, and we had a very interesting session with Ian Makgill of […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Durham, Trains, Legal Aid, Millennials and Kirsty MacColl

At the end of last week I was visiting my mother near Durham, on the train unusually, and popped into the Wetherspoons in Durham as […]

Rail Industry Supplier Scheme – Are the Signals Red or Green for Achilles and Altius?

We’ve written many times over the years about Achilles, who run services and provide software in the area of supplier management. Their main clients are […]

HS2 Contract Award Might Draw Legal Challenge – Conflicts of Interest Maybe?

It was only a couple of weeks ago that we mentioned here the potential for a conflict of interest on the HS2 rail project in […]

National Audit Office on HS2 – It’s Only £55 Billion, Don’t Worry

The recent National Audit Office report “Progress with preparations for High Speed 2” got largely over-shadowed by the post referendum Brexit chaos and the two […]

Network Rail Problems – Does It All Come Down to Contract Staff?

The UK government announced last week that some elements of the planned programme of rail improvements was being put on hold whilst its feasibility was […]