Avoiding potential pitfalls in services procurement
Procuring services presents more challenges and complexity. To avoid the potential risks of services procurement you need to have a clear plan.
Procurement checklists and best practice
Whether you’re new to procurement and contract administration or you’ve been doing it for years, it pays to follow a methodology.
World Bank outlines why procurement is key to development
3 reasons procurement has a key role to play in working towards the World Bank's development aims.
Can technology deliver effective decentralised procurement?
Many CPOs are looking for ways to ensure good procurement practice across as much of their organisation’s purchasing as possible. Is eProcurement the way to achieve it?
Can buyers really be in partnership with suppliers?
It’s common for suppliers to speak of their ‘partnership’ approach to customer (or client) relationships. But can you really ever be in partnership with suppliers and what makes a supplier relationship truly a partnership?
Balancing cost reduction and strategic value
A number of recent high-profile news reports take the view that cost reduction initiatives can go too far. Can that really be the case?
Nextenders and its customers win at ‘Digital India’ awards
Nextenders were recently successful in the e-Tendering/e-Procurement category for its work with the State Governments of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram.
5 key skills for procurement leaders
Being one of the procurement leaders is all about being able to deal with challenging demands. Find out the 5 key traits needed to go from good to great.
Maintaining trust in the procurement process
Calls to investigate alleged irregularities in public works contracts like those reporting in BMC recently are major news. We look at how to build and maintain trust in the procurement process.
ISRO and eProcurement: out-of-this-world
How did ISRO put a spacecraft in orbit around Mars for less than the cost of a Hollywood blockbuster? Find out about ISRO and eProcurement.