Monthly Archives: January 2011

Supplier financial failure

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

We predict a large number of financial failures this year. The VAT increase will impact on consumer spending and also business in general. The MoD reductions in expenditure and Government attacks on expenditure will slow business down and threaten the margins achieved by manufacturing and service companies. Some will fail! You may consider what is […]

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Positioning procurement

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

We continue to conduct reviews of procurement and guide organisations as they seek to position procurement in the organisation. Despite the fact that we are in 2011, procurement remains a reactive, transactional operation in too many organisations. The fact remains that many functional specialists are in no doubt that they can carry out buying, despite […]

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Winning contracts

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Winning Contracts in the Public Sector – We have been heavily involved in supporting a wide range of organisations when they were submitting responses to PQQs and Invitations to Tender. These organisations included architects, design consultants, waste management specialists, festive lighting, facilities management, building and construction services, security and training specialists. It is truly a […]

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A year fraught with issues

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

We send our Season’s Greetings to all our readers and sincerely hope that 2011 will deliver for you everything you wish for. It promises to be a year fraught with issues directly affecting the procurement profession. We are happy to share some of our thoughts with you. The thoughts are influenced by events that impacted […]

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