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Empowering women in procurement
Overcoming challenges and inspiring inclusion

We take a closer look at the compelling reasons why women should consider procurement as a career path, highlighting the importance of diversity and inclusion in driving innovation and success, and recognising actions that organisations can take to inspire inclusion.

By Jane Shortall on 8 March 2024

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Unpacking ‘The Official Transforming Procurement Knowledge Drops’
What the Procurement Act 2023 means for you

In this guide, we ‘unpack’ the official knowledge drops for contracting authorities in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, exploring the key changes between the previous regulations and the Procurement Act, the benefits of a new approach to public procurement, and the steps organisation can take now to ready themselves for implementation.

By Steve Rowland on 23 February 2024

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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