Procurement Blog | eXceeding
procurementbidding
03333 555 111 Connect with us:        
Exceeding

Blog.

Here’s where you will find all our latest posts, including company news, market insight and thought leadership pieces on all things related to procurement, outsourcing and supplier management.

Tender Support Services | Tender Management | eXceeding

From cost centres to value drivers
Putting procurement teams in the spotlight

Procurement teams play a vital role in helping organisations to achieve their goals and objectives. If you are struggling to share or monetise your value across your organisation, here are a few tips you can adopt.

By Steve Rowland on 17 November 2023

read in full
Business man and woman Discussing And Sharing Ideas in office with a view

Unleashing the power of Supplier Relationship Management
6 quick wins to focus on right now

When it comes to SRM, many organisations face challenges but managing suppliers effectively means you could be saving costs, improving your customer satisfaction or reducing future risk. Read our top tips to help improve your SRM today.

By Steve Rowland on 18 August 2023

read in full
Close up of man's hand typing in numbers on a calculator whilst reviewing business reports

Navigating the cost-of-living crisis
How procurement teams are rising to the challenge

Procurement teams have been significantly impacted by the cost-of-living crisis. As the unsung heroes working tirelessly behind the scenes to secure goods, works and services for organisations, what are they doing to overcome these challenges? We investigate.

By Steve Rowland on 7 July 2023

read in full
The word understand in a speech bubble on a blue background with a hand holding the speech bubble

Interpreting and applying the Social Value Model for your organisation
Social value webinar series: part 1

Social Value is a common topic in procurement conversations, but how do you apply Social Value principles in practice? In this recorded webinar, Paula Jarvis MCIPS, Procurement Consultant and CIPS lecturer, highlights how to get to grips with the key social value themes early in the process as a foundation for success.

By eXceeding on 8 June 2023

read in full
A blue washed out photograph of an vacated desk with open laptop papers and coffee mug next to a window with a view over city

What is the right temporary procurement support solution?
Unveiling the benefits of Consultancy vs. Interim Contractors

Two common approaches to fulfilling temporary procurement needs are hiring a consultancy or bringing in interim contractors. Whilst both options offer expertise and support, they each offer distinct advantages that can significantly impact procurement outcomes. This article will help you decide which is right for you and your organisation.

By Leigh Hatfull on 19 May 2023

read in full
The word identify in a speech bubble on a green background held by a hand

Identifying routes to market and evaluation criteria for social value success
Social value webinar series: part 2

This 45-minute webinar, hosted by Paula Jarvis MCIPS, Procurement Consultant, will demonstrate how to appraise the available routes to market through the social value lens, and capture and evaluate your social value requirements on a like for like basis.

By eXceeding on 21 April 2023

read in full
The word measure in a speech bubble on a yellow background

How to capture social value at contract award and ensure measurable delivery
Social value webinar series: part 3

You’ve specified your requirements and selected your preferred supplier, what now? In this focused session, Paula Jarvis, Procurement Consultant, will discuss the importance and principles of contract management for delivering measurable social value outcomes.

By eXceeding on 21 April 2023

read in full
Two young boys looking over wall at view of London

Maximising social impact in the public sector
An introduction to the Social Value Model

Whilst speaking with our customers and their suppliers, we’re having more conversations around social value – especially in the public sector. But what does ‘social value’ truly mean and how can organisations build this into their procurement processes? This article offers a brief introduction.

By Leigh Hatfull on 21 April 2023

read in full
Signed contract papers in front of two business men shaking hands

Bid rigging in the construction industry
How can you protect your organisation?

How can you ensure your tenders aren’t rigged in the future? Discover our top tips to protect your organisation from this unethical practice.

By Steve Rowland on 31 March 2023

read in full
Question Why is it important to continuously review your suppliers?

VIDEO: Diversifying your supplier base
Why you should be taking a closer look at your your supplier portfolio.

Do you know where the risks lie within your supplier portfolio? Are you looking to support more local SMEs? Listen to our discussion on why your should be diversifying your current supplier base.

By Mick O'Donnell & Leigh Hatfull on 3 March 2023

read in full

Procurement KPIs: Tracking Performance and Development
How can procurement performance be measured? What are the procurement KPIs that every organisation should adhere to?

Local government has always recognised the value of procurement in delivering high-quality, cost-effective services to residents, and this is true more now than ever.

By Steve Rowland on 13 December 2022

read in full