Monthly Archives: December 2013

Everything you wanted to know about variant bids in 5 Q&As!

Monday, December 30th, 2013

We’ve put together 5 questions, (and answers), on variant bids which should be helpful to both buy-side and supply-side.  I would be interested in any other questions (and answers!) you may have. I would also be interested in examples of where variant bids have offered solutions that are outside the box. Variant bids are an […]

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ICT PROJECTS CAN DAMAGE YOUR HEALTH!

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

ICT PROJECTS CAN DAMAGE YOUR HEALTH! This is not a tongue in cheek (no pun intended) poke at ICT projects, it is a serious outline analysis of another IT project that has failed. An authoritative report has been issued by the Victorian Auditor General in Australia, “Clinical ICT systems in the Victorian Public Health Sector”, […]

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A tool to manage performance and defects

Monday, November 18th, 2013

We have been guiding a client through a procurement process involving construction. The issue of Collateral Warranties arose. The subsequent debate and negotiations have persuaded us that a briefing note will help our clients and visitors to our website. A collateral warranty can be defined as “an agreement associated with another primary contract” The warranty […]

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Has Brian Farrington changed procurement risk management forever?

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

When Brian Farrington announced at the end of 2012 that Procurisk® had been live for a month or so, a number of leading people in the supply chain risk space questioned how such a significant change could have happened without it having been detected earlier. Ray Gambell Head of Brian Farrington procurement risk team talked about Procurisk® being […]

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Psst! Have you got 35* seconds to invest in helping your good friends at Brian Farrington?

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Psst!  Have you got 35* seconds to invest in helping your good friends at Brian Farrington? https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YNQ29SY We have learned that surveys are a very important tool for running our business.  As a Buyer I cans see the value in participating in any survey.  I guess it depends on what the purpose and outcome might […]

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Certainty in an uncertain world?

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Businesses and public sector organisations want to work with buyers and suppliers with as little dispute as possible. A key requirement is clarity of terms used in discussions and documents relating to trading relationship and contractual agreements. Ultimately there needs to be sufficient clarity to enable a Judge to enforce their agreement – the worst […]

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Should you attend (another!) Bid Conference?

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Should you attend (another!) Bid Conference? A 4-point guidance note for Vendors The purpose of vendor/supplier briefings (or bid conferences as they are also referred to) will typically be to ensure potential vendors/bidders have a clear understanding of the bid process and provide an opportunity for clarification of points pertaining to the requirement. #1 Their […]

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