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Buying Professional Services – Developing Requirements and Specifications

What is the difference between a requirement and a specification?


Deloitte Grovels Before Power

Not a good precedent for government behaviour?


Buying Professional Services (Part 2) – What Are We Looking For?

Why do organisations buy professional services?


Guide to Buying Professional Services (Part 1)

5 points make the professional services category more challenging and interesting than many others


Professional Services Contract Goes Wrong – PA Consulting & UKTI Criticised By UK’s Audit Office

Audit highlights confusion over what was being bought


Procurement of Professional Services – Three BAD Reasons Why Consultants Are Engaged

Scapegoats, ego and delaying tactics …


Procurement of Professional Services – Three Good Reasons Why Consultants Are Engaged

Success is more likely if the reason is understood!


Consultants and Contingent Staff – a Challenging Procurement Category

The use of consultants and temporary staff is an issue for public sector bodies everywhere in the world. It tends to hit the headlines for the wrong reasons; citizens and the media get understandably excited when they see individuals or consulting firms charging what seem to be huge daily fees. It can cause bad feeling…