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Are public tenders a waste of time? Bid Management

Are public tenders a waste of time?

Business owners often ask us are public tenders a waste of time.? In this post, we are going to tease out this assertion and look into the reasons behind this assertion. Are public tenders a waste of time? Busy business owners prioritise what they focus on and where they place…
Ross McCarthy
20th February 2019
Outsourcing contracts Procurement Strategy

Public procurement and trends in outsourcing contracts

Across the developed world, there is an apparent crisis in high profile procurement contests like outsourcing contracts. From Berlin's zombie airport to prisons contracts to capital works programmes in the health and other sectors, media coverage of procurement has rarely had a higher profile. From Grenfell tower in London to Ireland's…
Ross McCarthy
29th January 2019
maximise procurement strategy Procurement Strategy

How to maximise procurement strategy outcomes

A frequent topic that comes up when we discuss commercial strategy and tactics with business owners is how they can maximise procurement strategy outcomes or general strategic outcomes in their businesses. Procurement is seen by many as a process rather than a method. In our view, this perception needs to…
Ross McCarthy
2nd November 2018