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NAO On Commercial And Contract Management – Organisational Capability

Governance, tools and tech covered under this heading


National Audit Office Best Practice Guidance (Part 4) – Tailor Capability to Risks & Opportunities

Many of the disasters of public procurement in recent years have been about contract management


Favourite Articles of 2016 – Keep Contract Managers Away From Bid Evaluations!

Using their expertise may fall foul of courts


NAO Report on Commercial and Contract Management

National Audit Office report – interesting, informative and stimulating


Capita Profit Warning – Is Better Public Procurement a Cause?

Profits warning with issues at TfL and the Co-op Bank


Contracting with Mutuals, and the MyCSP National Audit Office Report (part 2)

Just because your supplier is a mutual you can’t forget the basics!


Contract Managers – Keep Them Away From Evaluation Panels!

Court case throws up “conflict of interest” issues


Negotiation for the Public Sector (part 1) – Why Does It Matter?

And it’s not just procurement people who need these skills


Contract Management – Five Reasons Why It Is Still a Challenge in the Public Sector

There are examples of very good practice in public procurement across Europe, and of very poor practice too. However, many of the biggest problems and issues we have seen in recent years, whether it is the Berlin Airport disaster we talked about last week or the UK prisoner tagging scandals in the Ministry of Justice,…


Contract Variation – What is Allowed Under EU Public Procurement Rules?

Clarification of EU rules around changes to contracts once they have been awarded