Keystone Column 50 – Disruptive innovation

Keystone Column 50 – Disruptive 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. As we approach the Christmas gift-giving season, we are reminded that gift-giving is not always welcome in procurement and we look at high-tech ways of dealing with corruption.  This week we also look at […]

Read More

Keystone Column 49 – open contracting

Keystone Column 49 – open contracting

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 the merits of open contracting: publishing in detail the outcomes of procurement competitions. Our weekly list of open tenders in the Irish public sector is also included below. Business […]

Read More

Keystone Column 48 – the rise of protectionism

Keystone Column 48 – the rise of protectionism

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 the return of protectionism. Our weekly list of open tenders in the Irish public sector is also included below.   Business Stories The return of protectionism? […]

Read More

Keystone Column 47 – collaborative bidding

Keystone Column 47 – collaborative bidding

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 collaborative bidding. Our weekly list of open tenders in the Irish public sector is also included below. Business Stories Iceland versus Iceland Anyone who has tried to obtain a […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More