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Ross McCarthy

DPSPublic Procurement

What is a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS)?

In the realm of public procurement within the European Union (EU), Dynamic Purchasing Systems (DPS)  are becoming a workhorse for delivering value for money across the 27 states. In Finland, over 90% of tenders are now done through DPS systems as they digitise their workflows and focus their skilled buyers on…
Ross McCarthy
13th September 2023
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How to run a competitive procedure with negotiation in the EU

There are a total of six formal procurement procedures for running EU tender processes using the classic procurement directive. These are: The Open Process, The restricted process The competitive dialogue The innovation partnership The negotiated procedure without market notice The competitive procedure with negotiation This article focuses on the competitive…
Ross McCarthy
2nd August 2023
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The top five procurement firms in Ireland

Who are the top five procurement firms in Ireland? It can be challenging to seek procurement advice as it necessitates trust in a procurement company. If your organisation must adhere to EU and national regulations when acquiring goods, services or works, you will depend on the procurement company to assist…
Ross McCarthy
18th July 2023
Procurement Sourcing

Overview of what the EU CSD Directive means for businesses

The European Union Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (EU CSD Directive) represents a significant milestone in the realm of corporate social responsibility and sustainable business practices. The directive, proposed by the European Commission, aims to enhance the accountability of companies and strengthen their obligations regarding environmental and human rights impacts…
Ross McCarthy
8th June 2023
Procurement Strategy

How to run effective supplier review meetings

Decision-makers in organisations should be meeting their suppliers regularly to review their performance in meeting their requirements. Whether things are going well or not, suppliers need to be actively managed to drive high performance. Unless contract managers are holding supplier review meetings with structured plans and goals, they are simply…
Ross McCarthy
21st April 2023