What are the seven public sector procurement trends that are scaring suppliers?

Due North’s managing director Alan Gray discusses how to achieve more efficient procurement through e-sourcing and buying collaboratively

What are the benefits of using Government Procurement Cards and what affect will the new framework agreement have on the programme?

When managed well, eAuctions can deliver competitive pricing and considerable savings. In recognition of this, the OGC has set up the first ever pan-government Centre for eAuctions to encourage more purchasing through this route

Technology is set to play key role in drive for accurate spend data, says OGCbuying.solutions

Being responsible for public sector IT procurement is difficult at the best of times. But in these difficult economic times, it is even more of a challenge

This Autumn’s eWorld Purchasing & Supply forum comes at a key time for purchasing and IT departments – as a number of macro-economic factors push both of these functions into the spotlight, in both commercial and public sector organisations

The phrase ‘sustainable procurement’ can bring some people out in a cold sweat.

Why IT procurement needs to be a key element of the overall IT strategy

How an online, government-backed portal focusing on public sector contracts under £100,000 makes it easier for public bodies and suppliers to do business.

The Transforming Government Procurement report unveiled a range of public procurement reforms to equip the UK with the capability to deliver world-class public services in the face of the growing challenges of global competition, changing demographics and increasing pressures on natural resources

The future of savings is in the cards says Jim Parkinson, head of payment cards at OGCbuying.solutions

To deliver effective print procurement how important is it to capture the essence of competition? asks The British Printing Federation

Dr Neil Bentley, director of public services at the CBI argues that the public sector must raise its game when buying for the NHS

How can we make procurement sustainable and why should Government be leading the way? asks the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply

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