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Stepping up to the challenge

By Morven MacNeil, GO Features Editor In the last issue of GO we analysed the approaches being taken by the major political parties to public spending in the coming years. In this final instalment, GO looks at the possible impact these proposals may have on procurement and the key issues that are likely to arise […]

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Partners at last?

By Matthew Sanders, Chief Executive, de Poel Matthew Sanders explains how the road to public contracts may be opening up for SMEs such as de Poel. The government tendering process and its effect on the small and medium business sector has long been a subject of media attention. Two years ago, the Sunday Times ran […]

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Vital engagement

By Morven MacNeil, GO Features Editor For public and private sector buyers, Procurex National 2010 is the year’s must-attend event. Many key decision makers at all stages of the supply chain are expected to be at Procurex National, a free to attend event which will take place on 9-10 March 2010 at the National Exhibition […]

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Expressions of Interest – Should we get together?

Professor Andrew Cox, Advisory Board Chairman, International Institute for Purchasing and Supply Management Whenever the public purse is about to get squeezed, people talk about collaboration, explains Professor Andrew Cox. Nobody knows just how stringent future government cuts will be, but whatever the level of retrenchment, frontline services can only be protected if there is […]

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GO Interview – Michael Stokes

By Morven MacNeil, GO Features Editor Michael Stokes, Director, Procurement, at the London Development Agency, speaks to GO Features Editor Morven MacNeil about the latest developments within the organisation and the importance of using portals such as CompeteFor. The London Development Agency (LDA) is one of the nine Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) set up by […]

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Ask The Experts – Supply Chain Management in the public sector

By David Griffiths, PASS Consultant PASS Consultant David Griffiths answers your queries on Supply Chain Management. Q What is a supply chain? The supply chain links suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and end customers together. Supply Chain Management (SCM) helps achieve competitive advantage through managing the entire flow of goods, services and information in the entire supply […]

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GO Interview – Adrian Ringrose

By Morven MacNeil, GO Features Editor Adrian Ringrose, recently appointed Chairman of the CBI’s Public Services Strategy Board, speaks to GO Features Editor Morven MacNeil about his new role and how outsourcing can help achieve the latest efficiency targets. The CBI’s mission is to help create and sustain the conditions in which businesses in the […]

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Service with a smile

By Morven MacNeil, GO Features Editor Delegates at the recent GO Conferences Implementing the EU Services Directive Conference heard about the actions that need to be taken when the new Directive comes into force in December. The EU Services Directive, which will be implemented from 28 December 2009, aims to break down barriers to cross-border […]

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In the Spotlight

By Morven MacNeil, GO Features Editor Within months, the country faces a big decision; one that will affect every area of our lives, and every aspect of our future. A general election is imminent next year, and the fate of public spending will lie with either the existing government or a new regime. So, what […]

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Maximising opportunity

By Morven MacNeil, GO Features Editor For buyers and suppliers from both the public and private sectors, Procurex Scotland 2009 was the year’s must-attend event. More than 3000 key decision makers from all stages of the supply chain attended Procurex Scotland 2009, a free to attend event which was held on October 28 and 29 […]

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