Media Coverage

This is our archive of some of SPS's more significant news coverage.

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C&RM Courses Accredited by IACCM C&RM Courses Accredited by IACCM (163 KB) Our popular C&RM courses have been accredited by the Institute of Contract & Commercial Management (IACCM).  Download more information about the courses in our Services section.  Courses are also delivered through EELGA for their members. Jan 24, 2017
EELGA Brexit Survey/Whitepaper Overview EELGA Brexit Survey/Whitepaper Overview (105 KB)

Procurers and Commissioners see Brexit as an opportunity for reform.

Read EELGA's coverage of the SPS/BlueMarble survey results and whitepaper in their online newsletter.

Jan 09, 2017
BVD News Article BVD News Article (117 KB) Bureau Van Dijk online article about the SPS survey into reforming, keeping or scrapping the EU Procurement Directives post Brexit. Oct 07, 2016
Don Don't Scrap but Reform (132 KB) CIPS online article about the SPS survey into reforming, keeping or scrapping the EU Procurement Directives post Brexit. Sep 20, 2016
Procurement Transformation at Thurrock Procurement Transformation at Thurrock (703 KB)

Meda coverage following SPS's contribution to procurement transformation at Thurrock Council.

Sep 24, 2014
e-Invoicing at Thurrock e-Invoicing at Thurrock (266 KB)

E-Invoicing will make a significant contribution to £900,000 savings at Thurrock Council.  Published in Supply Management.

Jul 08, 2014
Procurement Strategy for Thurrock Council Procurement Strategy for Thurrock Council (360 KB)

Thurrock Council is attempting to increase the amount of money it pumps into the local economy. A new strategy has been approved to commission more work from local firms - and it has the approval of all parties.

May 08, 2013
Filling the Efficiency Gap Filling the Efficiency Gap (70 KB)

Municipal Journal: Getting to grips with commissioning and procurement - Ken Cole's white paper "Having it all" addresses this tricky issue.

Jan 12, 2012
RIEPS will be Missed RIEPS will be Missed (562 KB)

It is official the UK's nine Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnerships will cease to exist, at least in their current form, after March 2011.....

Jan 11, 2012
Powering the Public Procurement Debate Powering the Public Procurement Debate (233 KB)

Government Opportunities: Central Government must deliver savings - Ken Cole launches his new white paper "Having it all"

Jan 11, 2012
The High Road to Efficiency The High Road to Efficiency (3500 KB)

Municipal Journal Scotland:  Scotland forges ahead and sets the example to follow by implementing McClelland's cross-sector approach to procurement.

Jan 09, 2012
CRS2007 CRS2007 (5666 KB)

Government Opportunities; As local authorities gear up to address the challenges of CRS07, Scottish local authorities should avoid the trap English local authorities have fallen into in its efforts to become more efficient.

Jan 09, 2012
It It's trim up north (1202 KB)

Supply Management: the English approach is not organised in the most effective way to deliver a very challenging target. So let's look northwards

Jan 09, 2012
Partnership in Parking Partnership in Parking (423 KB)

A collaborative public sector procurement programme will be the "litmus test" for all of London's partnership projects. Parking Partnership is set to save £15m for the capital.

Jan 06, 2012
SRM in the public sector SRM in the public sector (570 KB)

Supply Management - Ken Cole answers a question on Supplier Relationship Management in the public sector - is is feasible and how to achieve it.

Jan 06, 2012
PAE January 2004 PAE January 2004 (461 KB)

A consortium of local authorities in Essex join forces in a bid to improve the county's public sector procurement. Ken Cole is the Acting CEO for the Procurement Agency for Essex.

Jan 04, 2012