Monthly Archives: June 2015

A Very Lonely Place

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Our professional help and support to fellow professionals We exist in business to provide sensitive and continuous support to fellow professionals. Procurement can be a very lonely place, as we are often told. Challenges abound, often requiring solutions that are innovative and long lasting. When you need a quiet discussion, who can you trust to […]

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Out in the Cold

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

  A cold freeze on the way! Outsource and be damned – A political hot potato Our research is never ending, not only to keep up with procurement developments but to share information with you fellow professionals. We promise not to mention the general election but you will recall that more than one political party […]

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What Sets You Apart?

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

“What sets you apart?”  said the Director of a national charity – to me – as we talked about a potential project. Wow, I thought, why is Brian Farrington Ltd a compelling choice to provide procurement advice? Here’s (pretty much) what I said: Procurement Expertise, Business Acumen Our procurement consultants have decades of experience in a variety of procurement […]

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Procurement in a Radical Change Role!

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

So we’re all set for our next event on Thursday at the Emirates Old Trafford. 15 senior procurement professionals are joining me, Ray and, of course, Brian to invest their time in exploring “Procurement in a Radical Change Role!” You know what? We were a touch concerned about the ‘appetite’ from CPOs and company directors […]

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Funding your competitors’ advantage

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

From time to time most organisations have a need to engage consultants. The precise nature of the scope of work requires expert definition, otherwise there is scope for a dispute. Some organisations have their own Contract Terms and Conditions, whilst others will sign the Consultants’ Contract. BEWARE! Will procurement have an involvement in this process? […]

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CCG Contracts: Friend or Enema! Part Three

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Part Three: CCG Contracts: Friend or Enema! Part Three  General Conditions The 2014/15 NHS Standard Contract reflects the requirements set out in ‘Everyone Counts: Planning for Patients 2014/15 to 2018/19. The contract comprises three parts: 1.The Particulars 2.Service Conditions (SC) and 3.General Conditions (GC) In this final part of a three part series we will consider […]

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We’re hiring!

Friday, January 16th, 2015

We are seeking to hire a number of seasoned Procurement Consultants to strengthen our Procurement and Supply Chain practice. Suitable applicants will be/have: Recognised as a procurement professional Extensive consultancy experience Excellent communicator – written and verbal Excellent interpersonal  and influencing skills Project Management skills Ability to negotiate and engage at Board level Good IT skills Salary: £ on […]

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