Keystone Column 60 – When Brexit Britain Goes Bad

Keystone Column 60 – When Brexit Britain Goes Bad

Welcome to the Keystone Column. This week we look at the darker side of Brexit Britain which is emerging from two perspectives – preferential rules (with a hint of 1984) and the disappearance of the humble lettuce (and who’s really to blame for it).  We feature an energy efficiency company and and we conclude with our […]

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Keystone Column 59 – Competing in Procurement

Keystone Column 59 – Competing in Procurement

Welcome to the Keystone Column. This week we look at how businesses can compete effectively in procurement by understanding what the customer wants.  We see a new media business using digital to establish its niche in the market and we conclude with our weekly list of current Irish public tenders. Business stories MEPS ratify EU trade deal […]

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Keystone column 58 – Economic indicators and procurement

Keystone column 58 – Economic indicators and procurement

Welcome to the Keystone Column. This week we look at three recent procurement cases that have established some important case-law suppliers should be aware of, the importance of economic indicators (especially the six month view of the economy) and how one firm is making the concept that ‘money follows the patient’ in healthcare a reality.  We conclude […]

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Keystone Column 57 – Strategic procurement

Keystone Column 57 – Strategic procurement

Welcome to the Keystone Column. This week we look at strategic procurement both from the buyers and suppliers perspective.  We see innovative ideas can be rooted in the traditional and as usual, we conclude with our weekly list of current Irish public tenders. Business Stories  Examination commences into potential bid rigging in public transport services The Competition […]

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Keystone Column 56 – Digitalisation

Keystone Column 56 – Digitalisation

Welcome to the Keystone Column. This week we look at digitalisation and what the anticipated mass-automation of industry will mean for jobs. The British and Irish governments reaffirm their support for cross-border trade and as usual, we conclude with our weekly list of current Irish public tenders.   Business Stories  Theresa May and Enda Kenny reaffirm […]

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Keystone Column 55 – Transparency and Government

Keystone Column 55 – Transparency and Government

Welcome to the Keystone Column. This week we look at Transparency International’s latest report on global corruption perceptions and lessons for Irish companies looking to new markets may be able to draw from it. We also look at Western Australia’s innovative approach to developing its online tendering portal and how the city of Cincinnati has become […]

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Keystone Column 54 – Social value and procurement

Keystone Column 54 – Social value and procurement

Welcome to the Keystone Column. This week we look at social value and procurement: we look at the wider impact procurement decisions can have. We also learn where Ireland ranks amongst the world’s innovators. As usual we conclude with our weekly list of current Irish public tenders. Business Stories  The Worlds most innovative economies – how […]

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Keystone Column 53 – Large contract growth

Keystone Column 53 – Large contract growth

Welcome to the Keystone Column. This week we see at how large contract growth can transform SMEs, consider the benefits of SMEs for graduates choosing a career and look at a remarkable story on how an investment in renewable energy can transform a community. As usual we conclude with our weekly list of current Irish public […]

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Keystone Column 52 – Win public contracts

Keystone Column 52 – Win public contracts

Welcome to the first column of 2017. This week we look at tendering workshops taking place in Ireland in 2017 to help SMEs win public contracts, trouble with tenders in Mayo and some interesting trends appearing in the US. As usual we conclude with our weekly list of current Irish public tenders.   Business Stories  Learn how to […]

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Keystone Column 51 – Procurement and government

Keystone Column 51 – Procurement and government

Welcome to the last edition of the Keystone Column for 2016.  This week we look at procurement and government: first the chain of events that has led to Deloitte volunteering to blacklist itself from UK government procurement.  Nest we also look at how the Irish and UK governments have fared in meeting their procurement savings targets. As […]

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