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  • Gas

    What makes a gas standing charge?

    19 June 2018 By Adam Throup, Category Manager - Energy

    It’s a question we get often in various forms – why has the standing charge gone up? What causes the standing charge to change? If I reduce my AQ will it reduce my standing charge?

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  • YPO World

    World of Procurement - My world and yours

    14 June 2018 By Gillian Askew, Head of Procurement

    With the exciting news of our first ever 'World of Procurement' event taking place in London on 19 September, I wanted to take the opportunity to explain what this means for you - our customers, for YPO and the public sector, and for me personally.

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  • Scott Hesketh2

    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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  • resized butterfly transformation

    Transformational procurement

    25 April 2018 By Gillian Askew, Head of Procurement

    I’ve been talking recently about attracting talent into public sector procurement and one of the things I reflected on was what it meant to be a public sector procurement professional right now.

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    Meet our new Sustainable Procurement Manager

    05 April 2018 By Melissa Bell, Sustainable Procurement Manager

    Melissa joined YPO nearly 15 years ago as has been appointed to the new role of Sustainable Procurement Manager

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  • procurement world

    Can procurement change the world?

    28 March 2018 By Gillian Askew, Head of Procurement

    Working in public sector procurement is not for the faint hearted. Faced with the hardest recession in our lifetime, professional procurers within the public sector have been asked to step up and deliver more value through procurement than ever before.

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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 Category 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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  • Regulations blog

    Negotiated procedure without prior publication

    15 February 2018 By Beth Lord, Contracts Officer

    When the term “negotiation” is mentioned around a public sector procurement, particularly those over the OJEU threshold, it generally creates immediate unnerving feelings.

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