Archive for Category: Procurement

Why Its Dangerous to Judge on Price at the expense of Quality

Lowest Price Procurement

Why It’s Dangerous to Judge on Price at the Expense of Quality The news that the cervical smear test contract was awarded in 2012 based on the lowest price available isn’t surprising. Though the initial award in 2008 and its renewal in 2010 appear to have been based on the “most economically advantageous tender” method

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How to Present Figures in a Bid Submission

Using Figures in Tenders

How to Present Figures in a Bid Submission Most RFP responses, and even business reports, are littered with inconsistencies when using figures. Here are a few rules from the Economist Style Guide to keep you on the straight and narrow. In the style guide of most publications figures start at 10, but avoid mixing figures

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Knowing your Government Procurement Purchasing Buyer

The Purchasing Buyer’s Needs

Knowing your Government Procurement Purchasing Buyer Donotdo unto othersas you expect they shoulddo untoyou. Their tastes may not be the same. – George Bernard Shaw Not another quote from George Bernard Shaw! It’s a pithy one that flies in the face of the spirit of the original that your mother would love you to

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