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Top 10 Tips For Customers Running Supplier Due Diligence Exercises

  • Mark Elkington
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During any significant IT service procurement process, there should be a due diligence exercise to allow bidders to access enough information for them to produce firm quotes that can subsequently...

How To Negotiate IT Service Contracts Successfully

  • Mark Elkington
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IT Service contracts form a core element of most organisation’s spend. In this thought leadership piece, IT Procurement expert, Mark Elkington reveals top tips on how to negotiate an IT...

What is the True Value of ESG?

  • James Gaskin
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Series 1 / Part 2 ESG. Some would argue one of the key areas of focus for procurement in 2024. Others would question the value of ESG and what tangible...

Sustainable Procurement And Why It Matters

  • James Gaskin
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Series 1 / Part 1 In 2012 I read a life-changing book called Collapse – Why Civilisations Choose to Fail, by Jarrod Diamond. The book discussed societies such as Easter...

2024: Procurement Challenge, Opportunity and Transformation

  • Barkers Procurement
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2023 was tough. And if your profession happens to be Procurement transformation, it’s likely – in the workplace, at least – it’s been even more so. A business fighting for...

Contract Negotiation – A How To Guide for 2024

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2024 Contract Negotiation Guide. In a perfect world, a supplier would just provide you with their service or product at the price you want without any hesitation. But we don’t...

Pressures That Procurement Faces

What Are the Pressures That Procurement Faces In 2024 and Beyond?

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The Pressures That Procurement Faces In 2024. In recent years, we have seen the demand placed upon the Procurement function significantly increase. Last year, McKinsey reported that in 2023 alone,...

How to Optimise a Small Procurement Department

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There are several different reasons why you might wish to optimise your procurement department. Your business or organisation could be entering a new growth phase or a growth strategy phase....

Procurement for Small and Medium Enterprises

The Importance of Procurement for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

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As a small or medium enterprise, making your resources go as far as possible counts and procurement plays an integral part in this. In this blog we review why robust...

How SMEs Can Win Government Contracts

A Guide to How SMEs Can Win Government Contracts

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Winning a government contract is a significant challenge for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Even the UK Government has acknowledged on its website the barriers these businesses face when tendering...

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