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Procurement process
A complete guide

In this guide, we offer a full overview of the procurement process, what a procurement process should include, and how to develop one in seven steps. We will help you understand how a robust process can help you save money, become more efficient, and make procurement a strategic enabler in your organisation.

By Jane Shortall on 29 September 2021

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Procurement contract management

The better your relationship with your suppliers, the better the overall deal you are going to achieve both in procurement and within Contract Lifecycle Management. In this guide, we provide insights into the contract management process and how to optimise your long-term supplier relationships.

By Steve Rowland on 23 September 2021

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Procurement strategy
A complete guide

In this guide, we will cover all the essential areas to create a digital procurement strategy, what the types of strategies include, and how to develop one. We will help you understand the advantages of establishing your own variety of procurement strategies helping to not only identify areas of cost savings but also creating a more efficient business practice.

By Jane Shortall on 21 September 2021

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Public procurement
A complete guide

There is a substantial amount of public procurement that occurs in our everyday lives without which, institutions, public bodies and infrastructure would not be able to function. In this guide, we will provide a better understanding of what public procurement is, and the rules that govern it.

By Mick O'Donnell on 21 September 2021

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Celebrating 10 years of eXceeding
Discover our journey in this Q&A with Steve Rowland

To mark eXceeding’s 10th birthday in July 2021, we sat down with Managing Director and Founder Steve Rowland to talk about the journey so far, and look at what the future holds.

By Hayley Preedy on 27 July 2021

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Public sector now able to buy goods and works through Neutral Vendor Framework
An evolution in public sector procurement

Professional Services spend management experts, Constellia, have partnered with eXceeding to enable public sector buyers to access the full range of categories under the AEC Neutral Vendor Framework.

By Steve Rowland on 29 June 2021

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Building resilient supply chains
Why – post-pandemic and BREXIT – it’s time to look forward, not back

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is that procurement organisations must look forwards, and not backwards. To guard against future disruption and uncertainty, now – more than ever – it’s time to build supply chains that are truly future-proof.

By Mick O'Donnell on 8 June 2021

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The procurement staffing challenge for local authorities
Why the public sector struggles to attract and retain procurement professionals – and what you can do about it

Public sector procurement can be challenging and it can be tricky to maintain and efficient and effective procurement function. Discover what you should be asking yourself in order to retain high-calibre procurement professionals.

By Mick O'Donnell on 11 May 2021

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5 key trends in procurement post-pandemic
... 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 COVID-19 pandemic. We explore what this means for procurement teams and the role of CPO as a whole.

By Steve Rowland on 10 May 2021

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Why procurement teams need to be doing category management right now
The benefits it brings, top tips for success, and where to go if you need help

Experienced procurement professionals will no doubt have heard the terms ‘category management’ and ‘category planning’. For some, they may represent an ideal way of working that feels very far from the reality of their day-to-day experience. For others, they may be synonymous with a past attempt to try something new that sadly failed due to […]

By Steve Lemon on 4 May 2021

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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 Steve Rowland 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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