The Keystone Column No. 16 – Commercial Trends and Opportunities

The Keystone Column No. 16 – Commercial Trends and Opportunities

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Keystone Column containing  insights, news and public procurement opportunities that drive the business growth of companies.   Business stories   The Department of Finance was heavily criticised in a recent report for the manner in which it runs its own procurement. A lack of audit trails amongst other criticisms were […]

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The Keystone Column No. 15 – Commercial Trends and Opportunities

The Keystone Column No. 15 – Commercial Trends and Opportunities

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Keystone Column containing business insights, news and public procurement opportunities that drive the strategic growth of companies.   Business stories The Office of Government procurement released a revised schedule of the frameworks it is planning to roll out over the coming months. The schedule can be consulted here. Smaller […]

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The Keystone Column No. 14 – Commercial Trends and Opportunities

The Keystone Column No. 14 – Commercial Trends and Opportunities

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Keystone Column containing business insights, news and public procurement opportunities that drive the growth of companies.   Business stories Over 1,000 key buyers and decision makers from the NHS (England and Wales) will be attending the PH4 conference in Birmingham this June. Places can be booked here. The NHS is […]

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The Keystone Column No. 13 – Commercial Trends and Opportunities

The Keystone Column No. 13 – Commercial Trends and Opportunities

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Keystone Column containing business insights, news and public procurement opportunities that drive the business growth strategy of companies.   Business stories It has often been stated (by us) that if you want to find out about corruption in procurement all you need do is google the following phrase: “procurement scandals & bridges” . […]

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The Keystone Column no. 12 – Commercial Trends and Opportunities

The Keystone Column no. 12 – Commercial Trends and Opportunities

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Keystone Column containing business stories and public procurement opportunities that drive the commercial strategy of growing companies.   Business stories Enterprise Ireland published a very useful (updated) guide to exporting overseas this week. Businesses interested in overseas expansion could build a compelling exporting plan using this document whilst paying attention […]

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The Keystone Column no. 11 – Commercial Trends and Opportunities

The Keystone Column no. 11 – Commercial Trends and Opportunities

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Keystone Column containing business stories and public procurement opportunities that drive the commercial strategy of growing companies.   Business stories Donald Trump winning the US presidency is considered one of the top 10 risks facing the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit. The research firm warns he could disrupt the global […]

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The Keystone Column no. 10 – Commercial Trends and Opportunities

The Keystone Column no. 10 – Commercial Trends and Opportunities

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Keystone Column containing business stories and public procurement opportunities that drive the commercial strategy of growing companies.   Business stories This article on outsourcing (or use of third-party suppliers) really brings the whole concept of outsourcing back to its most basic principles. It is a great reminder that nobody can […]

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The Keystone Column No. 9 – Commercial Trends and Opportunities

The Keystone Column No. 9 – Commercial Trends and Opportunities

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Keystone Column containing business stories and public procurement opportunities that drive business growth and innovation for ambitious companies.   Business stories Procurement scandals: There are two ongoing scandals with public procurement angles that we are keeping an eye on. There is something about bridges from Alaska to Padma and beyond – […]

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The Keystone Column No.8 – Commercial Trends and Opportunities

The Keystone Column No.8 – Commercial Trends and Opportunities

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Keystone Column containing business stories and public procurement opportunities that drive business growth and innovation for ambitious companies. Business stories Digital economy: Ireland lags behind other EU member states As the Irish general election reaches its conclusion, its safe to say that the future direction of the Irish digital […]

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The Keystone Column No.7 – Commercial Trends and Opportunities

The Keystone Column No.7 – Commercial Trends and Opportunities

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Keystone Column containing business stories and public procurement opportunities that drive business growth and innovation for ambitious companies.   Business stories Conflict of interest management The Daily Telegraph in the United Kingdom highlighted issues relating to conflicts of interest management in the NHS. They allege that senior figures overseeing the […]

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