Keystone Column 26 – Post-Brexit Consequences

Keystone Column 26 – Post-Brexit Consequences

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 look at what Brexit means for the EU’s procurement rules for companies selling into Northern Ireland or other parts of the UK, a small works database issuing contracts to the construction sector, […]

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Keystone Column 25 – The collaborative economy

Keystone Column 25 – The collaborative economy

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 look at the growth of the collaborative economy and explore the procurement risks highlighted by the UEFA European Championships. Also an important OGP announcement on Irish public procurement frameworks and our weekly […]

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Keystone Column 24 – Innovation opportunities and challenges

Keystone Column 24 – Innovation opportunities and challenges

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 look at both the innovation challenges and the  innovation opportunities encountered by regulators and public administrations alike. Business stories Keeping up with innovation is a challenge for the Central Bank  Innovation opportunities […]

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Keystone Column 23 – Access to public procurement

Keystone Column 23 – Access to public procurement

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, how procurement teams can prepare for Brexit, whose interests should regulators prioritise and access to public procurement for small business. Business stories Impact of Brexit on procurement  Later this month the UK will […]

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Keystone Column 22 – Innovation Partnerships

Keystone Column 22 – Innovation Partnerships

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 ask how widespread are corrupt business practices and look at how innovation partnerships can solve challenging problems. As usual, we also include our listing of open Irish public sector tenders. Business stories US risk solutions firm Sedgwick has acquired Irish-owned […]

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Keystone Column 21 – Geopolitical risks and building an international business

Keystone Column 21 – Geopolitical risks and building an international business

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 consider how to manage geopolitical risks to supply chains and look at how a regional start-up from a small fishing village can grow into an international business. Business stories Confidence in the logistics sector of […]

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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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