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Keystone Column 32 – Innovative solutions Bid ManagementBusiness GrowthKeystone ColumnProcurement SourcingProcurement Strategy

Keystone Column 32 – Innovative solutions

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 how innovative solutions can unlock massive potential for local communities and the Irish software industry. Business stories – Work local, reach global This month saw the…
Donnacha Phelan
12th August 2016
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Keystone Column 31 – Procurement tools

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 procurement tools - both in terms of the procurement tools businesses use to manage their own procurement activities, and the use of procurement as a…
Donnacha Phelan
5th August 2016
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Keystone Column 30 – Digital landscape

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 stories that illustrate how the future digital landscape will look and conclude with our weekly listing of procurement opportunities. Business stories Losing ARM  Almost two weeks after UK…
Donnacha Phelan
29th July 2016
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Keystone Column 29 – Procurement framework

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 opportunities arising from joining a procurement framework - we discuss two: the Irish housing plan and the United Nations procurement activities (a framework for…
Donnacha Phelan
22nd July 2016
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Keystone Column 28 – Evolving procurement requirements

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 rapidly evolving procurement requirements following the transposition into Irish law of the 2014 EU Procurement Directives. Business stories Procuring public housing  A draft copy…
Donnacha Phelan
15th July 2016
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Keystone Column 27 – Change as a Strategy

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 change as a strategy for business. There are value loans on offer via Microfinance Ireland which are a change from traditional retail bank offers. InterTradeIreland's advice on Brexit…
Ross McCarthy
8th July 2016
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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…
Ross McCarthy
30th June 2016
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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…
Donnacha Phelan
24th June 2016
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Dealing with a losing bid – part 3

In previous posts we have dealt with scenarios where companies have submitted a deficient or defective losing bid and with scenarios where they submitted a good bid and were hoping to be successful. In this posting, we will outline three options for companies seeking to take specific action following a…
Ross McCarthy
22nd June 2016
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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…
Donnacha Phelan
17th June 2016