Monthly Archives: October 2011

Contract Management – On the buses!

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

We have recently completed a large contract for training in Contract Management and have also won a contract with a large County Council to provide Contract Management training services. We are continually researching the subject. In July 2011 a report was published by the Comptroller & Auditor General – Jersey “Management of the Bus Contracts”. […]

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Procurement acquisition plans

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

When we audit procurement decisions (these are not always initiated by procurement specialists), quite frequently there is no formal procurement acquisition plan. We sincerely trust that our readers will find the following helpful, recognising that it is not intended as a full statement of requirements for such a plan. A statement of need should be […]

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The Book!

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

We now have the proofs of the 8th edition of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management that is due to be published by Pearsons in early 2012. It is a painstaking task involving checking each word on each line for circa 650 pages! This latest edition has been materially refreshed and includes material from the public […]

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Public Procurement – We was robbed!

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Aficionados of public procurement Regulations (the Utilities Contract Regulations 2006 as amended) in this case, must read the judgment in a recent case Mermec UK Ltd v Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd [2011] EWHC 1847 (TCC). Meremc Ltd was an unsuccessful bidder for a maintenance regime called Plain Line Pattern Recognition. The case, heard by Mr […]

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Brian Farrington Ltd Survey February 2011: The Findings

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

We don’t always get the time to ask you what you think of the service you have had from us at Brian Farrington Ltd. We put together a short survey that took only 45 seconds to complete: We asked seven questions and received the following responses. Please note we are being completely open with […]

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Commercial Contract law and language

Friday, February 18th, 2011

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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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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