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Combining Sourcing Expenditure – Tesco and Carrefour take the fight to Amazon

There are interesting manoeuvres taking place currently among the largest supermarkets in the world. Over the past couple of months, Tesco, a UK based retailer, and Carrefour, a French domiciled international retailer have announced joined sourcing expenditure plans for their respective businesses. Tesco and Carrefour have a combined annual turnover…
Ross McCarthy
15th August 2018
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Bid management – how suppliers are evaluated

Bid management is an area many suppliers find difficult. Bid management refers to the process companies have to follow to respond to tenders published/issued by public and/or private organisations using formal processes to buy goods, services, and works from the market. Bid Management Challenges We work with suppliers on a…
Ross McCarthy
3rd July 2018
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Circular procurement – a glimpse at our shared future

Circular procurement is a buzz topic at the moment. The European Union LIFE project is examining the area of clothing from an environmental sustainability perspective. It is interesting that clothing is being examined in detail as it shows how the sustainability conversation is moving beyond single use items like paper…
Ross McCarthy
16th January 2018
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Keystone Column 91 – Risky Procurement Strategy: National Broadband Plan

Last week open-access broadband provider SIRO announced its withdrawal from the Government's National Broadband Plan tender process. SIRO, which is a joint venture between the ESB and Vodafone, said it "cannot develop a competitive business case to justify continued participation" in the tender process. With just two bidders remaining, this raises concerns…
Donnacha Phelan
6th October 2017