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National GO Awards 2015/16 – Last chance to book your place!

National GO Awards

We’re now down to the last few tables remaining for the biggest GO Awards ceremony ever! If you are a buyer for or a supplier to the public sector, please note, bookings close this Thursday, 12 February at 5pm. This is your last opportunity to secure your place at this year’s Awards! Set to be […]

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GO NHS Procurement Conference 2015: Andrew Rudd

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As anticipation grows ahead of the forthcoming GO NHS Procurement Conference 2015, which takes place in London on 24 March, Government Opportunities Magazine caught up with Andrew Rudd, PASS Consultant and former Chief Operating Officer at the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency (NHS PASA). NHS PASA was responsible for purchasing and supply strategy for the […]

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Procurex South Live: Meet Network Rail’s Commercial Director, Jim Carter

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Jim Carter, Commercial Director at Network Rail, will experience his first-ever Procurex event this year. Attending Procurex South Live on 10 March at the London Olympia Conference Centre, Mr Carter will be taking centre stage in the Keynote Arena to deliver a speech addressing Network Rail’s new key aims and strategies since being reclassified as […]

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National GO Awards 2015/16: Secure your places now!

National GO Awards

Please note that bookings for the event close at 5pm on Thursday 12 February. There are now just over three weeks to go until the National GO Awards 2015/16 ceremony, which takes place at The Midland Hotel in Manchester on Thursday 26 February. With the finalists now revealed and all set to battle it out […]

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Procurex Live Keynote Speaker: Tessa Fayers

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Austerity is forcing government bodies to adopt competitive models of procurement; however, these bodies must continue to provide the high-quality services that UK taxpayers expect. Achieving this balance of cost and quality is something head of Thames Water’s Managed Procurement Service (MPS), Tessa Fayers, has mastered. During her time with Thames Water (TW) Ms Fayers […]

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Procurex Keynote: Colin Cram

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Firing the starting shot of the 2015 Procurex Live conference season is Colin Cram, the procurement expert who is chairing both Procurex North and South Live 2015. Here, Mr Cram casts his mind over procurement and the public supply chain, reflecting on the challenges of past and future years. Mr Cram’s procurement career started in […]

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A Perfect Tender (Part Two)

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Yo I’ll tell you what I want, What I really really want, So tell me what you want, What you really really want  (Spice Girls – Wanabee) In my last blog, I asked the simple question – Can you really produce the perfect tender? We already know the answer is no, but it’s time suppliers […]

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Hemmington’s tips on outsourcing at Procurex North

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Taking to the Procurex North Live podium to discuss all the ‘do’s and don’ts’ of outsourcing will be Jim Hemmington, Head of Procurement for the BBC. Securing first class value through outsourcing: the role of procurement –overview is the title of Mr Hemmington’s presentation, which will take place at Procurex North Live on 26 February […]

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Procurex South Live 2015: Overview

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On 10 March 2015 the London Olympia Conference Centre will open its doors to the hundreds of public and private sector delegates attending this year’s Procurex South Live. The highly anticipated event will provide buyers and suppliers from both sectors with a unique platform to enhance their understanding and knowledge of the latest developments, initiatives […]

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Q&A with Craig Lardner – Past President, Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS)

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As anticipation grows for the forthcoming Procurex Wales Live 2015 conference, which takes place in Cardiff on 18 March 2015, we caught up with Craig Lardner, past President of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). Craig is one of the keynote speakers at the conference and, having worked in the private sector for […]

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