Keystone Column 46 – Scaling business

Keystone Column 46 – Scaling business

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Keystone Column containing business stories and public procurement opportunities that drive the commercial strategy of ambitious companies. This week’s focus is on scaling business: we look at the Web Summit which has grown to a level beyond what the conference infrastructure of its first home, Dublin, can support. We also look […]

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Keystone Column 45 – Global turmoil

Keystone Column 45 – Global turmoil

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Keystone Column containing business stories and public procurement opportunities that drive the commercial strategy of ambitious companies. This week’s news revolves around the US and the surprising victory for Donald Trump and the risk of global turmoil arising from it. We also observe evidence from the US of the trend towards value […]

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Keystone Column 44 – Localising supply chains

Keystone Column 44 – Localising supply chains

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Keystone Column containing business stories and public procurement opportunities that drive the commercial strategy of ambitious companies. This week’s news is again dominated by Brexit and its impact across the Irish border, prompting us to consider the merits of localising supply chains. Our weekly list of open tenders in the Irish […]

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Keystone Column 43 – Incrementalism versus innovation

Keystone Column 43 – Incrementalism versus innovation

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Keystone Column containing business stories and public procurement opportunities that drive the commercial strategy of ambitious companies. This Halloween week some troubling stories have arisen, the implications of which are deeply concerning. We also focus on the importance of incrementalism in company and societal development. Our weekly list of open tenders in the Irish […]

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Keystone Column 42 – Whole life costing

Keystone Column 42 – Whole life costing

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Keystone Column containing business stories and public procurement opportunities that drive the commercial strategy of ambitious companies. This week, we look ahead with some macro-economic predictions and consider the importance of whole life costing. Our weekly list of open tenders in the Irish public sector is also included below.   Business Stories […]

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Keystone Column 41 – Innovation and procurement

Keystone Column 41 – Innovation and procurement

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Keystone Column containing business stories and public procurement opportunities that drive the commercial strategy of ambitious companies. This week, we catch up with more Brexit procurement developments and we look at innovation and procurement. Our weekly list of open tenders in the Irish public sector is also included below. Business stories Brexit and […]

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Keystone Column 40 – Innovation

Keystone Column 40 – Innovation

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Keystone Column containing business stories and public procurement opportunities that drive the commercial strategy of ambitious companies. This week, we catch up with procurement news from around the globe and we look at the innovation associated with increasing automation. Our weekly list of open tenders in the Irish public sector is also […]

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Keystone Column 39 – Reimagining Procurement

Keystone Column 39 – Reimagining Procurement

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Keystone Column containing business stories and public procurement opportunities that drive the commercial strategy of ambitious companies. This week, we look at how the HSE has been reprimanded for its procurement approach, how banks are being challenged by FinTech start-ups, a legal expert that has embarked upon the modest task of reimagining […]

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Keystone Column 38 – Supporting start-ups

Keystone Column 38 – Supporting start-ups

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Keystone Column containing business stories and public procurement opportunities that drive the commercial strategy of ambitious companies. This week, we look at how government is supporting start-ups, and how businesses can gain a competitive edge when quoting. Our weekly list of open tenders in the Irish public sector is also included below. […]

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Keystone Column 37 – Procurement Strategy

Keystone Column 37 – Procurement Strategy

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Keystone Column containing business stories and public procurement opportunities that drive the commercial strategy of ambitious companies. This week, we focus on procurement strategy for upcoming frameworks, a framework for managing buyers as part of a procurement strategy and a team of inventors from Cork that have won a prestigious innovation award for […]

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