Keystone Column 73 – Procurement Best Practice

Keystone Column 73 – Procurement Best Practice

Welcome to the Keystone Column. This week more news stories about breaches in procurement rules and the consquences of not following procurement best practice.  All is not lost however: InterTradeIreland shows how small businesses can follow procurement best practice. As usual, we conclude with our weekly list of current Irish public tenders. Business news Putting […]

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Keystone Column 72 – Tackling Fraud

Keystone Column 72 – Tackling Fraud

Welcome to the Keystone Column. This week: we take a broad perspective on allegations of fraud in Cavan County Council, the Garda Training College and examine how one FinTech firm is looking to tackle the risk of fraud in the development aid sector.  We also look at calls for greater freedom in procurement rules and what […]

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Keystone Column 71 – Procurement rules

Keystone Column 71 – Procurement rules

Welcome to the Keystone Column. This week: procurement rules and how they are applied! We see some cases of what happens when the rules are not followed. And what procurement rules will apply for those selling into Brexit UK? As usual, we conclude with our weekly list of current Irish public tenders.   Business news […]

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Keystone Column 70 – Mitigating risks

Keystone Column 70 – Mitigating risks

Welcome to the Keystone Column. This week we look at mitigating risks: how procurement teams can prepare for crises in their supply chains. We look at the Dutch state railways use of Ireland to avoid tax, and the High Court confirms unsuccessful tenderers cannot avoid the strict time limits under the Community Remedies Regime.  We also […]

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Keystone Column 69 – The Innovation Principle and Sustainability

Keystone Column 69 – The Innovation Principle and Sustainability

Welcome to the Keystone Column. This week we look at Amsterdam’s dynamic sharing economy, the innovation principle and why it should be adopted in Ireland and the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in construction. As usual, we conclude with our weekly list of current Irish public tenders.   Business news Amsterdam aims to use the […]

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Keystone Column 68 – New Ideas and the Smart City

Keystone Column 68 – New Ideas and the Smart City

Welcome to the Keystone Column. This week we look at taxing questions that require new responses, trends in the world of the smart city and a global trend in tackling modern slavery hits France. As usual, we conclude with our weekly list of current Irish public tenders.   News Stories Taxing questions This week the USA […]

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Keystone Column 67 – Data-driven Decisions

Keystone Column 67 – Data-driven Decisions

Welcome to the Keystone Column. This week we look at the importance of data-driven decisions for both policy makers and investors. As usual, we conclude with our weekly list of current Irish public tenders. Business stories A lack of data-driven decisions in housing More than one in five applicants have been struck off Dublin City […]

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Keystone Column 66 – Prioritising Competitiveness

Keystone Column 66 – Prioritising Competitiveness

Welcome to the Keystone Column. This week we look at prioritising competitiveness in Ireland plus we consider what innovators should avoid doing. As usual, we conclude with our weekly list of current Irish public tenders. Business stories Prioritising Competitiveness in Ireland The political stasis at the heart of Irish government is a cause for concern. For […]

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Keystone Column 65 – Sourcing Innovation

Keystone Column 65 – Sourcing Innovation

Welcome to the Keystone Column. This week we look at sourcing innovation – it is not easy to envisage solutions that do not exist yet. We highlight important opportunities for innovative SMEs post Brexit and consider just how innovative is the Irish economy. As usual, we conclude with our weekly list of current Irish public tenders.   Business […]

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Keystone Column 64 – Procurement risk

Keystone Column 64 – Procurement risk

Welcome to the Keystone Column. This week we look at procurement risk – both specific cases and wider trends. Its not all doom and gloom however: we also look at EU funding opportunities for innovative SMEs. As usual, we conclude with our weekly list of current Irish public tenders. Business stories Nuclear waste The Belfast […]

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