Companies with high-performing supply chains put innovation at the top of their agenda and are “early adopters of disruptive technologies” such as 3D printing, according to a study by Deloitte.
The Council of the European Union approved a directive to create a common standard for electronic invoicing in public procurement.
The Office of Government Procurement in Ireland should be moved into the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation to demonstrate its long-term priority is to stimulate the economy, employment and innovation, rather than just save money.
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A local authority has been allowed to proceed with the award of a £19 million contract to provide waste services after a supplier had claimed the evaluation process breached regulations.
Lord Woolman said that the government created a very tight deadline for any challenges having issued its decision letter immediately prior to a bank holiday weekend.
The adoption of a single standard for e-invoicing will help eliminate barriers to cross-border public procurement, says Michel Barnier, European commissioner for internal market and services.
Leeds City Council said it has been "left with no choice" to bring a bankruptcy action against the former chairman of a property developer to recover legal costs after a failed procurement challenge.
Zimbabwe’s government is to introduce a local procurement policy requiring purchasers to buy 50 per cent local goods. Tawanda Karombo asks if this is realistic.
Companies operating in China must take heed of its ever-evolving legal framework to boost their business prospects in the country.
Procurement and supply is being taken more seriously as a profession in the Middle East. Anna Scott asks what CPOs look for when they hire staff – and what skills are needed?
Judge makes sense of ambiguous and uncertain wording in two contracts not drafted by lawyers.
When IT services company Colt decided to set up a team to support procurement activity, it chose to base it in Romania. Michael Burt explains why – and how – that decision shaped the operation.
Beth West, commercial director for HS2 – the ambitious and controversial proposed high-speed rail route – tells Will Green about the intricacies involved in managing risk on such a huge project.
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