Monthly Archives: November 2012


Thursday, November 15th, 2012

It has been reported that the BBC have paid ‘headhunters’ Egon Zehnder, fees of almost £400,000 plus VAT to fill 3 senior BBC vacancies since 2010. These positions were the digital media director, head of vision and the Director General. The process twice produced internal candidates, one of which was George Entwistle. Egon Zehnder, it […]

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Bid Evaluation

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

  BID EVALUATION – TRIALS & TRIBULATIONS There is a large undercurrent of complaints about the bid evaluation practices in the UK Public Sector. We are aware of widespread dissatisfaction with: I.            the actual process II.            the arrangement feedback given to unsuccessful bidders III.            the point blank refusal to have face to face debriefs and […]

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West Coast Franchise

Friday, October 5th, 2012

West Coast Franchise – Questions for the Minister Almost everyone is familiar with the Minister’s announcement about the West Coast Railway Franchise. It is interesting to see the commentaries emanating from all sources – being wise after the event. Readers of our briefings (see Brian Farrington Ltd news August 29th 2012) will recall that instantly […]

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Procurement specialist recognised for Olympics support

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Procurement specialist recognised for Olympics support Stephen Ashcroft of Sustainable Procurement specialists Brian Farrington Ltd has been selected to be included in an exhibition to highlight the Northwest region’s contribution to the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. Thousands of people from across the Northwest have been directly involved in projects connected with the Games and the […]

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Did you read that carefully enough?

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Risks inevitably arise when the responses to tender questions are not read carefully. Some ITT responses can be hundreds of pages.The evaluators will probably have lost the will to live long before the end. Superficially, avoiding detail is likely to come back to bite you. There are some gifted Tender writers who can give a […]

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