Archives

Public Procurement Podcasts – Interview on Outsourcing Healthcare Services

Dr Pedro Telles talks to Suvi Taponen MPA, Doctoral Researcher at Aalto University School of Business, in Finland.


Checking The Financial Health of Suppliers – Mitie Proves It’s Not Easy

Large providers struggling as public finances tighten


DWP, Welfare-to-Work and the Permanence of Recently Created Markets

Creating new markets where established suppliers simply don’t exist is tough part of procurement


Outsourcing hospital cleaning – study suggests quality and value both decline

Should buyers be looking to take services back in-house?


Sopra / Steria merger reduces outsourcing choice again

The recent merger of two large French outsourcing firms may be positive for the firms involved, but arguably it is not good news for the many public sector organisations who are customers or Steria and Sopra. Technically, it is a friendly acquisition of Steria by Sopra, and the new firm, creatively called Sopra Steria Group,…