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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...

Property Regeneration Client – Procurement as a Service

  • Tom Lewers
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This property regeneration clientselected Barkers to conduct a maturity assessment and benchmark of its existing procurement capability. The client has no central procurement function, with each business unit conducting its...

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...

FTSE 30 CPG Client – IT Procurement

  • Barkers Procurement
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Barkers were retained by a FTSE 30 CPG client to support its selection of Manufacturing Execution System (MES) software and a MES Systems Integrator and the subsequent software licensing and...

Enzen – Legal & Commercial Support

  • Rachel Freeman
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Enzen required a cost effective and reactive legal and commercial service to enable their bid team to respond to utility regulated tender opportunities. The service needed to ensure that prompt...

Contract Negotiation – A How To Guide for 2024

  • Barkers Procurement
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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?

  • Barkers Procurement
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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,...

FTSE100 CPG Client – IT Procurement

  • Mark Elkington
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Following a successful engagement to support the client’s purchase of new ERP software, Barkers were retained to support the selection of an ERP Systems Integration partner and the subsequent contract...

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