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    ‘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?’

    08 July 2014

The knowledge zone

    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.

    09 February 2011


    ‘Law’ seems to strike fear into most students, says Patricia Elliot. But any subject can be tackled with the right study methods.

    08 July 2014


    Chilterns branch event; CIPS Congress; and CIPS Australasia.

    08 July 2014

    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.

    08 July 2014

    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.

    08 July 2014

    CIPS Australasia has signed a memorandum of understanding with local government buying resource Procurement Australia.

    08 July 2014

    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”.

    08 July 2014

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    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 
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