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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... (Continue reading)

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Why public sector procurement is overdue for the ‘Amazon treatment’

Public sector procurement has been mired in a 1990s way of thinking for too long as the Government follows the traditional ‘Procurement 101’ rules of aggregating your spend, leveraging the market and consolidating your supply base. This may work when... (Continue reading)

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The skills required to get ahead in 2013

Gill Kelly

Gill Kelly, Associate Director of CIPFA Recruitment Services discusses the employment skills required to adapt in the current economic climate… We are experiencing the deepest cuts to public spending in living memory and despite the economy being officially out of... (Continue reading)

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Ask the Experts – Spending Review

By Morven MacNeil, GO Features Editor GO Features Editor Morven MacNeil answers your queries on Spending Review 2010. What are Spending Reviews? A Spending Review is a Treasury-led process to allocate resources across all government departments, according to the Government’s... (Continue reading)

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Ask the experts – Equality Act

By Morven MacNeil, GO Features Editor GO Features Editor Morven MacNeil answers your queries on the new Equality Act. What is the Equality Act? On 8 April 2010 the Equality Act received Royal Assent after completing its parliamentary process. The... (Continue reading)

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Ask the Experts – Strategic commissioning

By Morven MacNeil, GO Features Editor GO Features Editor Morven MacNeil answers your queries on strategic commissioning. Q What is strategic commissioning? A Strategic commissioning recognises the public’s needs and aspirations and addresses these on the basis of neutrality among... (Continue reading)

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Ask The Experts – NHS Commissioning

By Duncan Eaton, PASS Consultant NHS Commissioning PASS Consultant Duncan Eaton looks at NHS commissioning and its future. Q What is the background and purpose of NHS commissioning? A Commissioning of health care has been an integral part of the... (Continue reading)

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Climbing the ladder

By Morven MacNeil, GO Features Editor There are various organisations which can offer learning and development packages to help procurement professionals improve their skills in light of the latest efficiency targets. The time for public sector procurement to shine has... (Continue reading)

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Ask the Experts – Supply chain management

By Paul Wright, PASS Consultant PASS Consultant Paul Wright considers supply chain management, and why it is relevant to the public sector. Q What is supply chain management? Supply chain management (SCM) means very different things in different organisations. It... (Continue reading)

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Ask the Experts – Framework contracts

By Eddie Regan, Senior PASS Consultant PASS Consultant Eddie Regan answers your queries regarding framework contracts Q What is a framework contract? The term ‘framework contract’ is used to cover agreements not covered by the definition of a contract to... (Continue reading)

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