20 Top Tips for Successful Contract Negotiation – Part 2

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  The second in our series of 20 top tips for contract negotiators.   This post includes the second 10 of our 20 top tips for contract negotiators (See here for part 1). Whether you are David Davis himself, a project manager, part of a sales or buying team, a procurement expert or commercial manager, cut and keep these 20 top tips in your ‘back pocket’, and in future your contract negotiations will go like a breeze! Top Tip Number 11 Needs and … Read More

Why Commercial Capability is Absolutely Essential for Procurement Success

Or how rapid technological change altered the procurement game The traditional approach to government contracts, procurements, and suppler management no longer apply in the rapidly changing digital world. Whilst these issues are slowly starting to be recognised within Central Government, my experience indicates that Local Government and town halls are still procuring using a traditional non-disaggregated risk adverse approach.  By that I mean that buyers and procurement departments are still creating single sets of procurement requirements for larger scale contracts … Read More

ITaaS: The revolution is coming are you ready?

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IT as a Service (ITaaS) will foster massive disruptive change within businesses around the world are you ready?

IT as a Service will be a revolution in the way IT services are sourced, supported and used. Like all revolutions all of the elements have to be in place to start and grow.

Procurement and the Great Repeal Bill: How will it effect IT management?

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BREXIT and The Repeal Bill: How will it effect public sector technology procurement and management? Many IT Managers and IT suppliers are asking what impact the UK governments Great Repeal Bill will have on the way IT procurement works in the UK public sector. IT managers within the UK public sector procure more than £4.6BN of IT goods and services. Currently within the UK all public-sector procurement is controlled by EU procurement directives. These directives comprise of EU regulations transposed … Read More

Sourcing from the cloud: The must have capability

For IT managers and leaders cloud sourcing capability is the new must have. For IT managers, the availability and growth of cloud service solutions has vastly altered the landscape of the traditional IT service function. Cloud sourcing is having a major impact on both businesses, vendors and IT support organisations. Major enterprises are transitioning from building and hosting IT to consuming IT services from the cloud. The old organisational models and a material portion of the IT resources that came … Read More

Service contracts for IT: what are the options?

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Effectively contract IT services Time and Materials or Fixed Price when agreeing IT service contracts….. which is best? In this age of ITaaS utilisation IT managers are often asked to become involved in the creation of IT contract service agreements. The following article provides an overview for IT managers of the differences, the merits complexities, and potential commercial impact of two very different options. Time and Materials v Deliverables Which direction should you take when constructing the payment terms within … Read More