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  • Lauren Robinson

    Meet the Buyer - Lauren Robinson

    10 June 2019 By Lauren Robinson, Framework Manager - Furniture

    Lauren started her YPO journey when she was just 19, and has worked her way to her current role of office furniture framework manager, working closely with customers and assisting them through the entire procurement process.

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  • meet the buyer claire deacey blog

    Meet the Buyer - Claire Deacey

    07 June 2019 By Claire Deacey, Category Buyer - Social Care

    Claire started working for YPO in January this year as a Category Buyer for the Social Care team.

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  • knife crime blog

    Knife crime reaches an eight year high

    22 May 2019 By Les Hughes, Guardian Service

    Knife crime is a growing problem within the UK and there is no discrimination when it comes to its victims, although a large percentage of activity seems to be aimed at the younger community and the disadvantaged.

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  • Why TCO of ownership is important blog

    Total cost of ownership when procuring printers

    14 May 2019 By Richard Sykes - Regional Field Sales Manager, Kyocera

    When procuring a printer, something to consider is the total cost of ownership (TCO). TCO is the sum of all costs that occur when purchasing your printer. But why is it important?

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  • Preparing your print quotation blog

    Preparing your print quotation requests

    14 May 2019 By Richard Sykes - Regional Field Sales Manager, Kyocera

    When direct awarding on the RM3781 framework, the easiest route would be to re-establish price. This blog helps you for preparing print quotation requests for lot 2 of our RM3781 framework, to be able to direct award.

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  • top tips for an easier tender process rm3781 blog

    Top tips for an easier print tender process

    10 May 2019 By Andy Haynes - Framework Manager, Konica Minolta

    You know you want a multi-functional device and now need to prepare your tender documents for our MFDs framework (RM3781). Here are some top tips from Andy Haynes at Konica which may help:

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  • How to prepare for running a further comp blog

    How to prepare for running a further competition

    08 May 2019 By Zoe Morgan- Kriek, ICT Category Buyer

    You may be interested in our MFDs and print management framework (RM3781) but have some queries about the term ‘further competition’. A further competition essentially means you can run a competition, between a set of pre-approved and pre-vetted suppliers, to find the best option for you. Here are some top tips on how to run a further competition for our MFDs framework.

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  • savings in temp labour blog

    Savings in temporary labour

    25 April 2019 By Lizzy Grayson - Category Manager for HR Services

    Temporary labour is an expensive requirement and large area of spend in most public sector organisations. This could be due to structural changes or recruitment struggles in some of the key roles. It’s then really easy to look at these large spend levels and see the potential and opportunity to make large savings.

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  • Sarah Jarvis meet the buyer blog

    Meet the Buyer - Sarah Jarvis

    24 April 2019 By Sarah Jarvis, Category Buyer - Corporate Services

    Sarah joined YPO 23 years ago and is now a Category Buyer for Corporate and Financial Services.

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  • Laura Hills meet the buyer blog

    Meet the Buyer - Laura Hills

    23 April 2019 By Laura Hills - Facilities Management Category Buyer

    Laura Hills joined YPO in May 2018 and has since progressed to her current role as a category buyer for facilities management.

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