Monthly Archives: May 2016

Contract Dispute – Behind the Scenes

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Contract Dispute – Behind the Scenes Procurement specialists, almost inevitably, will get involved in contract disputes. They will expand considerable energy seeking to find a solution to the dispute. Being informed about the other sides position is a challenge. Research for a client, led us to a 2008 legal case Jacobs UK Ltd v Skidmore […]

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Liquidated Damages – It Could Sink You!

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Liquidated Damages – It Could Sink You! We are regularly contracted to explain liquidated damages. It is a subject we research to make sure we are into the necessary detail. Our latest research has included a decision in 1904 (no it isn’t a misprint) in the United Kingdom House of Lords. The Clydebank Engineering & […]

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Quality Management – The Procurement Angle!

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Quality Management – The Procurement Angle! The procurement angle in quality management is far more than ensuring a specification is provided to all members of the supply chain. We were once engaged to advise a ‘naval systems’ European manufacturer who had a contractor with a USA client. Our task was to process map the whole […]

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Procurement and Supply Chain Management 9th Edition

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Its out and currently charting at no 15 in Amazon Purchasing and Supply section. Procurement and Supply Chain Management 9th Edition was released on 22nd April 2016.  Although the eighth edition is still the best selling book in this chart we expect this to be reversed as the word gets round Whats new? The entire content […]

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Exercising Expert Judgement

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Exercising Expert Judgement We have been reading some project management literature. In a section on procurement, it refers to tools and techniques and includes the term “expert judgement.” There is no explanation for what it actually means, but it does say it is available from many sources, including consultants. It fails to emphasise that procurement […]

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MANCHESTER UNITED – SECURITY ALERT AND SECURITY SERVICES

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

MANCHESTER UNITED – SECURITY ALERT  AND SECURITY SERVICES The events at Manchester United were ‘unfortunate’ to say the least. Procurement specialists should be turning their attention to security contracts that their business may have in place. What follows in this briefing is not intended to impugn Manchester United – the purpose of the briefing is […]

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Another Public Sector Flawed Tender Process

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Another Public Sector Flawed Tender Process The High Court of Ireland judgement in RPS Consulting Engineers Ltd v Kildare County Council (reported 15th February 2016) provides further insight into public sector flawed processes. As always, with our briefing notes, we can only scratch the surface and whet your appetite to read more. A contract was […]

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