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    Meet the buyer - Scott Hesketh

    27 April 2018 By Scott Hesketh, Category Buyer - Fleet

    Scott joined YPO five years ago and is now the category buyer for Fleet in the Procurement Services team.

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    Keep your printer safe from hackers

    03 April 2018 By Laura King at Vendor Marketing

    Could your printer be putting your institution at risk?

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  • liquid fuels

    Changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation

    26 March 2018 By Steve Sefton, Category Buyer - Energy

    New Government legislation has been passed in relation to changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) as part of its strategy to promote renewable transport fuels. Our category buyer for Energy Steve Sefton, explains which fuels are affected, what will change and how this will affect prices.

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  • Carmen Emmerson

    Meet the Buyer - Carmen Emmerson

    26 March 2018 By Carmen Emmerson, Category Buyer - Energy

    Carmen joined YPO four and a half years ago and is a category buyer for Energy in the Procurement Services team.

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  • Sarah Sesum

    Meet the Category Manager - Sarah Sesum

    21 March 2018 By Sarah Sesum, Category Manager - Technology and Communications

    Sarah Sesum joined YPO 11 years ago and is now the category manager for Technology and Communications in the Procurement Services team.

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  • Category Buyer – Highways and FM

    Meet the buyer

    06 February 2018 By Kateryna Johnson, Category Buyer - Highways and Facilities Management

    Kath Johnson joined YPO two and a half years ago and is the category buyer for Highways and FM in the Procurement Services team.

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    Insurance due diligence and commercial assurance

    05 February 2018 By Chris Lloyd, Executive Director at Willis Towers Watson

    Fundamental to any public procurement or contracting process is the objective of achieving optimum allocation of risk between the authority and its suppliers.

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  • Sarah Earl

    Meet the Buyer - Sarah Earl

    24 January 2018 By Sarah Earl, Category Buyer - Emergency Services and Blue Light

    Sarah Earl joined YPO 20 years ago and has recently become the category buyer for the emergency services and blue light team.

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    The importance of quality contractors

    07 December 2017 By Liam Sheanon, Policy & Membership Officer - Road Safety Markings Association

    We have all heard the phrase “you get what you pay for” and “if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is”. These phrases tend to resonate within the contracting arena.

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    Five top tips for saving money on printing

    29 November 2017 By Zoe Jeffery, Category Buyer for ICT

    Pretty much everything has gone digital these days - but it’s fair to say we’re a long way off seeing paperless schools! Printing and photocopying is still a much needed necessity. As well as environmental factors to think about, we also have to consider how much we spend (or waste) on printing.

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