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Ross McCarthy

Sourcing expenditure Procurement SourcingProcurement Strategy

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
Bid Management Bid Management

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
Keystone procurement bid review Bid Management

What’s in a name? Diversity and Public Procurement

Diversity and Public Procurement In working with a group of SMEs recently, a very interesting question arose around diversity and the use of CVs in tender submissions. The individual in question asked whether submitting CVs that have the names and genders removed was acceptable. It was the first question in…
Ross McCarthy
16th February 2018
Keystone procurement buyers Bid Management

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