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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.

Public sector construction that’s fit for the future
Overcoming the consultancy “problem” to deliver strategic focus and drive results

The construction category is one of the public sector’s most complex and challenging areas of procurement. How can public sector procurement professionals develop a clear strategy and robust processes that will pay off with future service improvements and cost reductions?

By Aarun Bains on 13 April 2021

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Top tips for outsourcing IT services in the NHS
How to balance risk and reward when lives are on the line

The NHS is the biggest employer in the UK, and every NHS trust will outsource some element of there IT contracts. How, then, do you choose the right outsourcing provider and, more importantly, how do you ensure value for money?

By Steve Rowland on 6 April 2021

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10 questions to ask before outsourcing services
To ensure a better experience throughout the term of the contract

Outsourcing enables a business to focus on core activities, improve the quality of service whilst reducing life-cycle costs. Here are our ten top things to consider before outsourcing services.

By Hayley Preedy on 24 February 2021

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Benchmarking and Contract Renegotiation
How to achieve best value when outsourcing services

Ensuring your outsourcing agreements offer continuous value for money should be of paramount importance to the levels of service you expect. But how can you ensure you’re getting the best deal?

By Mick O'Donnell on 17 February 2021

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How to run effective procurement processes that deliver results
7 key steps to running an effective procurement process

In these economic-driven times, where businesses are looking for every option to drive down costs, an effective procurement strategy is a key mechanism for getting more for less, as well as mitigating risks and creating value.

By Steve Rowland on 10 February 2021

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What can strategic sourcing/procurement teams do to aid COVID-19 recovery?
Procurement in a post-pandemic world

Strategic sourcing or (procurement) teams optimise complicated supplier relationships and help drive business-wide productivity. In our post-COVID19 climate, we explore how sourcing/procurement teams can help organisations manage their ultimate revival.

By Hayley Preedy on 4 February 2021

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Supplier relationship management: the importance of collaboration in your supply chain
Why renegotiation, not re-tendering, might be the answer.

In this blog we explore how collaborating with your suppliers, through good supplier relationship management, and renegotiating contract terms might be a better solution than going out to tender.

By Mick O'Donnell on 27 January 2021

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eXceeding welcomes new Head of Delivery
Aarun Bains will oversee our team of Procurement Consultants

eXceeding welcomes Aarun Bains as the new Head of Delivery. Aarun will oversee our growing team of procurement consultants and drive our procurement business forwards.

By Kirsty Harvey on 25 January 2021

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10 top tips to running tenders more efficiently to save you time
Driving efficiency through best practice processes

Find out how to run tenders more efficiently to save time and create a consistent strategy for future procurement processes.

By Steve Rowland on 14 January 2021

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5 key trends in procurement post COVID-19
... and 5 ways this impacts the role of CPO

In this blog we look at 5 key procurement trends which we have witnessed, following the COVID19 pandemic. We explore what this means for procurement teams and the role of CPO as a whole.

By Aaron Bains on 10 January 2021

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Outsourcing Services: The onshore/offshore debate
And the impact of Brexit on outsourcing

As the world wakes up to the idea that ‘working from anywhere’ is not only a possibility but potentially a permanent shift, can we expect a more open attitude to outsourcing key services, regardless of location?

By Mick O'Donnell on 7 January 2021

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Procurement optimisation in the face of an economic downturn
How an optimised procurement process can positively affect your organisation's bottom line

A world-class procurement function aims to optimise the entire sourcing process to deliver significant value across the organisation. But now, we need to consider how we optimise procurement processes as we navigate the socio-economic climate we find ourselves in.

By Aaron Bains on 2 January 2021

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