Browsing All posts tagged under »Colin Cram«

Why An EOI? Hydro Provides A Simple Answer

March 21, 2016

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In my last post What’s An EOI? More Insights From Hydro on the $85M Controversy, I shared with you the answers I received from Hydro regarding the EOI process they used to enter into an $85M agreement with Tetra Tech. Based on my research relating to the use of EOI’s or Expression of Interest, I also provided additional […]

It is time for procurement to come of age by Jon Hansen

August 20, 2015

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“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” On August 31st this year, we will no longer be accepting new service provider sponsors for the Procurement Insights and Procurement Insights European Union […]

Parthenon Capital Partners: The Dangerous Puppetmaster in the NIGP #CodeGate Controversy? by Jon Hansen

April 13, 2015

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When I read Procurement Insights EU Editor Colin Cram’s take on the NIGP – Periscope story, and his suggestion that the “need for income may have led the NIGP into what appear to be some shady and unwise deals,” one’s initial reaction would be to ask how could this have happened.  The next obvious question […]

NIGP, Periscope by Colin Cram

April 11, 2015

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Originally posted on Procurement Insights EU Edition:
Organisations such as NIGP frequently struggle to exist on membership subscriptions alone. They therefore have to find other sources of income. My interpretation of the issues identified by Jon Hansen is that the need for income may have led the NIGP into what appear to be some shady…

Procuring the English Language? by Colin Cram

August 13, 2013

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Editor’s Note: The following article is a post that was written by Colin Cram for the Procurement Insights European Union Edition blog under the titled “Why do Americans Speak English?“ Question; why do Americans speak English? Answer; because of an initiative 350 years ago to combat procurement fraud. In 1667, the English and the Dutch […]

With Serco is it a case of one bad apple spoiling the entire corporate barrel? by Jon Hansen

July 19, 2013

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Last week , the Procurement Insights European Union Edition was one of the very first blogs to report on the news that the Minister of Justice Chris Grayling had announced that the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) had been called in to investigate G4S and Serco.  Grayling indicated that there was evidence that both companies had […]

Our newest PI European Edition columnist Tim Cummins offers interesting insight into IACCM’s Negotiated Terms Study by Jon Hansen

June 27, 2013

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As our Procurement Insights European Union Edition takes off under the deft and insightful management of Chief Editor Colin Cram, I am very pleased to announce the addition of another new contributing columnist to the team. IACCM’s Tim Cummins is one of those individuals who bring a much needed perspective to an industry in transition. […]

Towards Tesco Reborn, or why Procurement Insights is your number 1 source for well . . . procurement insights by Jon Hansen

June 17, 2013

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It is a very exciting time for the Procurement Insights brand, especially with the recent launch of our new European Union Edition. Besides having has its Chief Editor one of the top public procurement experts in the UK (and perhaps even beyond) in the person of Colin Cram, we are going to be announcing 10 […]

The Privatization of the UK Government? by Jon Hansen

June 10, 2013

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In the most recent post in the Procurement Insights EU blog, Colin Cram discusses the recent Lord Browne Report on non-executive directors working with the UK government. For those who may be unfamiliar with the term, non-executives are drawn from numerous industry sectors (see graphic below) to provide expertise for an annual fee of roughly […]

Scotland’s Commercial Director and Chief Procurement Officer Alastair Merrill becomes a regular PI EU Edition Columnist by Jon Hansen

June 6, 2013

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When Colin Cram and I first talked about launching the new Procurement Insights European Union Edition, one of the first questions we asked ourselves is “how can we be different.” I am not talking about a new marketing angle or an esthetically pleasing visual experience – although the blog format does have a certain appeal.  […]