CIPS has linked up with the Pharmaceutical Contract Management Group (PCMG) to provide a new academy for procurement professionals in the pharmaceutical sector.
‘I work in procurement for a housing association, and I find I get responses from the same suppliers we have had long relationships with. How can I reach out to new, different vendors?’
A best-practice model for IT procurement allows for a degree of market testing without the burden of running a full competitive tender process, says Simon Scarrott.
Chilterns branch event; CIPS Congress; and CIPS Australasia.
CIPS’ past presidents told incumbent Craig Lardner to cherish face-to -face events, decide on his legacy, consider his next contribution and just be yourself.
Tom Critchley, CIPS president in 1977/78, has died. Highlights of his presidency included the publication of the Institute’s first formal corporate plan, stating its intent to gain a royal charter.
CIPS Australasia has signed a memorandum of understanding with local government buying resource Procurement Australia.
Qatalum (Qatar Aluminium), which was awarded the CIPS Corporate Certification – Standard, said this would allow it to enhance its competitive position by ensuring procurement operates in “a highly efficient manner”.
I am considering moving from the private to the public sector as the government is pushing for a more commercial approach to the procurement service. What would be the main challenges I face if I make the move?