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Procurex Keynote: Colin Cram

Colin Cram

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)

Eddie Regan

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

Craig Lardner

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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A Perfect Tender (Part One)

Eddie Regan

Blog It’s got to be perfect It’s got to be worth it Yeah. Too many people take second best (Perfect – Fairground Attraction) Can you really produce the perfect tender? The simple truth is no, but you can get very close to it. The trick is to understand precisely what the requirement is and whether […]

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The Procurex South Keynote Arena

Government Opportunities

   Procurex South Live 2015 is coming to Olympia London on 10 March. The event’s Keynote Arena will bring together policy makers and thought leaders to present the current and future buying requirements of the UK public sector, with a special focus on the south of England. It will include presentations by leading experts, who will […]

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Procurex North Live Keynote Arena

procurex-north

Procurex North Live 2015 is coming to Manchester Central on 26 February. Its Keynote Arena will bring together policy makers and thought leaders to present the current and future buying requirements of the UK public sector, with a special focus on the north of England. It will include presentations by leading experts, who will discuss […]

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Essential Contract Management

Paul Wright (PASS Consultant)

Contract management is one of the under-valued elements of business success. As soon as the procurement process is complete, and the contract has been awarded, the contract management process takes over. Yet in many organisations what actually happens is that the contract is locked in a filing cabinet, and never looked at again until the […]

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National GO Awards 2015/16 – book now to avoid disappointment!

National GO Awards

Last week we revealed the finalists for the National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2015/16, and it’s fair to say the GO Awards website nearly went into meltdown! This year’s awards will be the biggest yet and bookings to attend the glittering black-tie ceremony have been coming in fast and furious since […]

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National GO Awards 2015/16 – Finalists Announced!

National GO Awards

The waiting is over – the much anticipated list of finalists for the National GO Awards 2015/16 is now announced! The standard of the submissions for this year’s awards was exceptional, and as you will see from the list of finalists the awards have attracted interest from across the UK and involve all types of […]

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Frozen conditions and procurement regulations – can you just let it go?

The wintry weather we are currently experiencing poses many challenges for local authorities and other public bodies, including ensuring that they are as prepared as possible to address unpredictable weather-related problems. The procurement obligations of public bodies will most likely still apply in relation to winter-related supplies and it is notoriously difficult to rely on the “extreme […]

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