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We'll be blogging every few days about various topics, so come back soon to see more!

  • 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 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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  • procurement image

    The SQ and essential subcontractors

    14 March 2018 By Beth Lord, Contracts Officer

    In September 2016 the Cabinet Office along with Crown Commercial Service issued a PPN stating the introduction of a new supplier selection questionnaire, aptly named “Standard Selection Questionnaire (SQ)” which was to be implemented immediately.

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  • man standing with files

    Negotiated procedure without prior publication

    15 February 2018 By Raoul Robinson - Contracts Manager at YPO

    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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  • 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 blog

    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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  • Horse rescue

    Top 10 animal rescues of 2017

    07 December 2017 By Johnathan Carr, Assistant Buyer - Emergency Services and Blue Light

    Did you know, the UK Fire Services have spent at least £3.5m rescuing 17,000 animals in the last three years!

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  • CTA YPO

    The Telegraph Business Reporter

    26 September 2017 By Fiona Wilkins, Corporate Communications Manager

    Working with an organisation like YPO presents schools with a few different ways that can help them during challenging times.

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