Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Year of the Horse or the Year of the Procurement Audit

Friday, January 31st, 2014

To the Chinese this is the Year of the Horse.  On the first of April we start the New Financial Year for Public Sector bodies. Will this be the Year of the Procurement Audit? Here is why it is likely! In November 2013, the Audit Commission in its report “Protecting the Public Purse” stated that […]

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The 6 simple principles behind effective procurement

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

How do Buyers – and Suppliers – ensure the same direction of travel, (goal congruence appears to be the mot de jour) in tendering for contracts? The thought of mirroring best practice behaviour would appear to be a beneficial area to explore.   Stick with me, this applies to both public and private sector. An Example:  […]

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New Year, New Thresholds, New Rules

Monday, January 27th, 2014

New Year, New Thresholds, New Rules. What will 2014 bring? No doubt there will be a plethora of foretelling, forecasting and foreclosures. But Who, Where, When and Why will not be foretold by us. The “What” however, is where we can offer some certainty. As of the first of January 2014 a change in EU […]

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A positive step in developing your skills?

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

A suggestion: a positive step in developing your skills. Our ‘blue-chip’ clients have the choice of the World’s leading training organisations. The fact they have chosen our expertise is, we believe, a testimony to our abilities. We have been training providers for over 30 years, presenting literally hundreds of courses. The courses detailed in the Brian Farrington […]

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