Monthly Archives: July 2013

And so the pendulum swings again…

HM Government has announced that a new Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is to be formed with responsibility to centralise Whitehall procurement and contract management. And so the pendulum that oscillates incessantly between centralisation and de-centralisation of public purchasing, swings once … Continue reading

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Vermeer and Music: It’s the Music that Makes the Difference

On Thursday, our Head of Membership Laura Compton and I had a very useful meeting with Tate‘s head of procurement Michael Casartelli, partly to discuss the new financial freedoms that the Chancellor granted to our national museum Members as part … Continue reading

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