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  • Ebony Armitage further competition coordinator at YPO

    My procurement journey at YPO

    17 October 2019 By Ebony Armitage - Further Competition Coordinator at YPO

    Apprenticeships were always more attractive to me when leaving college, as I wanted to learn with hands on experience, rather than reading through textbooks and having endless exams. In July 2018, I began my journey at YPO as an apprentice.

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  • YPO consultancy services

    How to procure consultancy services – the YPO way

    18 July 2019 By James Bridgland - Reed Consultancy+

    Consultancy and professional services spend has long been a challenges across the Public Sector for a number of organisations. Issues ranging from how to classify and procure consultancy through to what best value looks like and how to protect the business from risk.

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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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  • 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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  • knowledge is power the bid toolkit blog

    Knowledge is power

    30 April 2019 By Jeremy Brim - the bid toolkit

    We find that the most consistently successful organisations are learning organisations. They are organisations that progressively grow, sustainably overtime, through continually learning whether they win, lose or draw, requesting feedback from clients to save their organisation time and money in the long run, by sharing what they’ve learnt across their business, updating their approach and their processes and content as they go along.

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  • Mike Fairbotham WOP

    Enabling change through digital transformation

    26 April 2019 By Mike Fairbotham, Director at Perigean Ltd

    Ahead of our World of Procurement event in July, each speaker will be previewing their session and discussing the different ways we can enable change through procurement...

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