Monthly Archives: November 2012

Headhunters

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

It has been reported that the BBC have paid ‘headhunters’ Egon Zehnder, fees of almost £400,000 plus VAT to fill 3 senior BBC vacancies since 2010. These positions were the digital media director, head of vision and the Director General. The process twice produced internal candidates, one of which was George Entwistle. Egon Zehnder, it […]

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Who last audited your accounts payable process and convinced themselves that false invoices had not, and would not be paid?”

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

The invoice payment process in any organisation carries potential risk. A topical story is the former Labour minister, Denis MacShane who wrongly claimed at least £7,500 in expenses. A Parliamentary committee observed after work by the Parliamentary Commission for Standards concluded that between 2004 and 2008 MacShane submitted 19 invoices totalling £12,900 for ‘research and […]

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Changing The Gears of Selling

Monday, November 12th, 2012

An ICAC report dated October 2012, “Investigation into allegations that staff from a number of Local Councils and other public authorities accepted secret benefits from suppliers and that staff from the local councils facilitated payment of false invoices from suppliers”, included revelatory findings. In some quarters there is a ‘heads in the sand’ mentality where, […]

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Bid Evaluation

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

  BID EVALUATION – TRIALS & TRIBULATIONS There is a large undercurrent of complaints about the bid evaluation practices in the UK Public Sector. We are aware of widespread dissatisfaction with: I.            the actual process II.            the arrangement feedback given to unsuccessful bidders III.            the point blank refusal to have face to face debriefs and […]

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