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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…
Ross McCarthy
14th April 2016
Bid Management

Dealing with a losing bid – part 1

It can be hard to accept the submission of losing bids in a procurement process. Independent estimates state that the opportunity cost of submitting a typical bid can be between €2,500 and €5,000 depending on the size and value of the contract. It is easy to see why companies can feel…
Ross McCarthy
29th March 2016
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Major sourcing issues in public and private procurement – lessons and opportunities

Two global super-brands, Volkswagen and Nestlé have been in the news of late highlighting some key issues for purchasers of products in the public and private sectors. While Volkswagen’s travails have been well documented, Nestlé’s proactive admission that they identified instances of forced labour in its seafood supply chain is a development…
Ross McCarthy
30th November 2015