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eXceeding appointed as a Framework Agreement Supplier by NHS Shared Business Services
We are now a named supplier under Lot 6 - Finance and Procurement

eXceeding is pleased to announce that they have been appointed as a Framework Agreement Supplier by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) providing a compliant procurement route for consultancy and advisory services for the NHS and the wider public sector.

By Jane Shortall on 10 April 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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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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Membership Organisations: 3 Of The Biggest Barriers Association Leaders Are Facing
Learn more about 3 of the biggest barriers that association leaders face

Many professional associations are seeing membership declines, with 68% of organisations struggling to increase membership since 2020.

By Steve Rowland on 22 September 2022

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Guide to Indirect Procurement
Learn what you need to know about indirect procurement, what it is and how it contrasts with direct procurement.

Learn what you need to know about indirect procurement, what it is and how it contrasts with direct procurement.

By Steve Rowland on 20 September 2022

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7 key challenges faced by Housing Associations
...and how you can overcome them

Along with inflationary forces and material shortages, housing associations face tightening regulations, project delays, and fixed budgets, to name just a few.

By Steve Rowland on 31 August 2022

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Benefits of Using a Service Transition Manager
Find out more about the Benefits of Using a Service Transition Manager in todays industry

Replacing outdated services or software can be challenging for any organisation. It can be a painstaking process that you may not have the time or the expertise to do.

By Steve Rowland on 30 August 2022

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How to Achieve Ethical and Sustainable Procurement
Learn more about Ethical and Sustainable Procurement and find out what you need to do.

In this modern environment, everyone is concerned about sustainability. We are becoming more aware of our impact on the planet and what we can do to help.

By Steve Rowland on 16 August 2022

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