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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Business growth with below threshold contracts

Business growth with below threshold contracts

Below threshold contracts From working with SMEs, we know that the first question many ask when it comes to public sector tendering is – how do you get started? A simple question but the answer is not quite as straight forward as throwing the company headlong into the challenge of meeting buyers or commissioners of […]

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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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Keystone Column 36 – Framework Agreements

Keystone Column 36 – Framework Agreements

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 trends: why in-house legal counsel seem less than impressed with the value for money they are getting from external legal advisors on framework agreements, the rising trend of consortiums […]

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Keystone column 35 – Supplier debriefing

Keystone column 35 – Supplier debriefing

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 why marketing is different, more trouble in VW, what to expect from supplier debriefing and a recent story of an innovative development we have been following.   Business stories  Why marketing […]

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Keystone Column 34 – Procurement risk

Keystone Column 34 – Procurement risk

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 some recent news from around the world illustrating how procurement risk is evolving. Business stories – risky business! Supply chain risk hits three-year high Global supply chain risk climbed to a level not seen […]

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Keystone Column 33 – Purchasing strategy

Keystone Column 33 – Purchasing 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, inspired by Dundalk’s valiant efforts in the Champion’s League, we look at purchasing strategy through the lens of soccer. We also see how canny purchasing decisions regarding IT infrastructure allowed one Irish startup to embark […]

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Winning tender opportunities with International Funding Institutions

Winning tender opportunities with International Funding Institutions

We work with businesses to help them identify tender opportunities afforded by government contracts. Questions that can arise include: Our business is too small or too new? We suggest that they consider joining or setting-up a consortium. We lack confidence in the process? We ask them how much time have they spent learning how to win tender opportunities. We have […]

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