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Risk Aversion in Public Sector Procurement

How do we encourage procurement people to be more commercial?


Should I take a job in public sector procurement? Some thoughts for private sector buyers

Talking to a very senior government procurement executive recently, I was told that their latest recruits included several from the top blue-chip consulting firms.


Thinking Fast and Slow, Public Sector Procurement and Projects

Daniel Kahneman explains our lack of logical thinking


2015 Challenges for Public Procurement – Capability and Competence

Perhaps THE most fundamental issue of all…


Changing Jobs – Facing an Interview for a Private Sector Procurement Role

What do you need to say to impress?


Private Sector Procurement Jobs – What Sort of Firms Recruit?

There are many interesting options now in different areas of the procurement industry


Happy New Year to the European Public Procurement Community

And good luck if new year means new job!


A Seat at the Top Table for Procurement Executives?

Our paper looks at what you need to make it to the top


Procurement Dilemmas – Keeping Senior People Happy

Sometimes it is hard to just say no!


Public Sector Austerity – Are the Good Times Over for Suppliers?

The good times may be over for suppliers to public organisations, as we continue to see public sector austerity biting hard. Most procurement professionals, for most of our careers, have been in a situation where our organisations were likely to spend more with suppliers next year than this year. That’s simply because global economic growth…