Keystone Column 20 – Procurement Directives and the consortium

Keystone Column 20 – Procurement Directives and the consortium

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 examine what changes the newly transposed EU Procurement Directives bring for Irish business, and why the consortium model has gained new importance. Also the Irish firm meeting the threat of cyber […]

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The Keystone Column No. 19 – Commercial Trends and Opportunities

The Keystone Column No. 19 – 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 ambitious companies.   Business stories Silicon Republic reports on yet another delay to the roll out of the long awaited National Broadband Plan which aims to traverse 100,000km of road, 96pc of the country’s landmass and connect […]

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The Keystone Column No. 18 – Commercial Trends and Opportunities

The Keystone Column No. 18 – 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 ambitious companies.   Business stories US President Barack Obama recently entered the Brexit debate on the side of those advocating that the UK remains in the EU. Noting the likely loss of UK influence in Europe, […]

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The Keystone Column No. 17 – Commercial Trends and Opportunities

The Keystone Column No. 17 – 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 ambitious companies.   Business stories The art of negotiation is a skill that does not always get its day in the sunlight. There are two classic approaches to negotiation and they spring from different philosophies […]

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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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