Exclusive, incisive insight and guidance from our experts on the big topics in procurement efficiency.
|The Future of Public Procurement in a Post-Brexit World (2133 KB)||
An abridged summary of a presentation given to the EELGA Masterclass, on 14th October 2016 in Cambridge.
|Nov 16, 2016|
|EU Public Procurement Directives - Survey Results (2546 KB)||
SPS carried out a survey of those involved in commissioning and procurement activities asking for views on what the future should hold for these directives. Should we carry on as before, scrap them, or reform them for our benefit? The answer received was clear and unequivocal – reform so that they work for our interests.
This short report summarises the results and findings, provides some useful background material on the directives, and floats some ideas for how we can build on the WT
|Sep 12, 2016|
|Category Management Survey Results 2016 (314 KB)||This short report analyses the outcomes from the category management survey that was carried out by SPS Consultancy Services from 18th January to 2nd March 2016. The survey was designed to ascertain just how established category management is across English local councils and what, if any barriers, existed to its wider uptake. A similar survey was undertaken in 2011/12.||Apr 11, 2016|
|Commissioning & Procurement in English Local Government (652 KB)||
The Case for Commissioning and Procurement Transformation in English Local Government
CIPFA commissioned Ken Cole to write this short White Paper to help CFOs across the UK
|May 13, 2015|
|Keelvar - Smarter Competition Design (765 KB)||
Keelvar have developed clever procurement software solution that provides a smart bid evaluation engine completely changing the way that e-auctions are run. Read more in their white paper.
|Mar 17, 2015|
|Advanced Best Practice Procurement ebook (1968 KB)||
Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced) have released their latest white paper - "How to unlock hidden savings in your procurement process". It discusses the key benefits of a streamlined and intelligent procurement process and examines how smart procurement can be achieved.
|May 31, 2012|
|Supplier Lifecycle Management (577 KB)||
A white paper by Peter Smith - Supplier Lifecycle Management works from the premise that the supplier should be considered as central to procurement activities and processes, an approach which drives significant benefits.
|Feb 16, 2012|
|Having It All - White Paper (863 KB)||
This white paper sets out how and why local authority procurement change can and must become a reality - it throws down the gauntlet to those local authorities that want to "have it all": improving their services, freezing council taxes and balancing their budgets.
|Sep 14, 2011|
|Supplier Relationship Development White Paper (179 KB)||
This white paper is designed to make the intellectual case for SRD as well as providing advice and guidance on sources of further information and advice. It also lays out how and why you can't afford not to give Supplier Relationship Development serious consideration.
|Jul 12, 2011|
|Implementing McClelland – Learning from the Byatt Experience (1069 KB)||
This White Paper by Ken Cole seeks to summarise the lessons from England's implementation of the Byatt Report, particularly around the outcomes for SR2004 and the problems that local authorities have faced in making progress. It concludes by providing some challenging and topical contributions for consideration by Scottish public sector organisations.
|Jan 01, 2008|
|Maximising Returns from Purchasing Data (915 KB)||Oct 10, 2007|
|Making Byatt Happen (104 KB)||Jan 09, 2004|
|Councils Collaborate to Assess Procurement Classifications (379 KB)||
Following on from the publication of the CIPS Paper on Procurement classifications in 2002, four major local Councils have collaborated to carry out a detailed study and assessment of the various standards available to buying organisations. This paper sets out how they got to their recommendations.
|Sep 23, 2003|