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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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  • engaging apprentices blog

    Engaging your organisation with apprenticeships

    13 May 2019 By Lizzy Grayson - HR Services Category Manager

    Apprenticeships can support every department in your organisation. It also helps the local agenda and develops individuals from all ages within your region.

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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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  • Nature at play

    09 May 2019 By Cosy

    The natural world offers many opportunities for learning. Here are a few specific outdoor learning activity ideas created to encourage and develop children’s fine motor skills. These ideas also work well in settings with limited access to outdoor space.

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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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  • Spark creativity in your school with Calligraphy

    30 April 2019 By Manuscript

    Creativity is within all of us; whether it’s song lyrics, novels or artistry – everyone has the skill to evoke emotion, design a beautiful piece of artwork or write a story. Writing, despite what people keep saying, is still a key life skill for children and adults alike; improving fine motor skills and increasing brain stimulation.

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  • clean air zones blog

    Clean Air Zones

    29 April 2019 By Ian Reed - Fleet Category Manager

    Clean air zones are coming. This April sees London’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone come into force and whilst London leads, more UK cities are set to follow.

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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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  • 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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