Monthly Archives: August 2012

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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Open Book Accounting

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Some of our most difficult negotiations are dealing with open book accounting. The concept is now widely known, but ensuring that suppliers will be receptive to making open book accounting a contractual reality is quite another matter. The supplier’s pricing decisions have, historically, been steeped in mystery and there remains a culture whereby the detail […]

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A Time to Reconsider Price Indexation

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

The economic climate dictates that, it is time for procurement departments to re-examine their approach to the use of price indexation formulae. Our informal research shows that in the UK there is an extensive use of the Retail Price Index (RPI) and Consumer Price Index (CPI). These are produced by the Office for National Statistics. […]

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