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Focus on Redfern

Focus on Redfern

Spend Network / Open Opps

In November 2011, Redfern caused shock in the travel management industry by ousting Capita to win the domestic part of a travel contract for civil servants, despite only being a medium-sized, Yorkshire-based company.1

Awarding such a large contract to a then-unknown company was controversial at the time,2 Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude had to defend the policy of breaking down contracts to allow SMEs a foothold.3 However, since then Redfern has ballooned in size,4 using automation to ...





Upcoming Supplier Events - November Update

Upcoming Supplier Events - November Update

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These upcoming events are designed to help companies meet buyers, understand markets, and improve marketing. Local, regional, national and international opportunities are to be had and these events are a great way to learn more.


GO NHS Procurement Conference 2017

16 November

London

Want insight into a £26 billion market? This conference will explain local, regional and national routes into selling to the NHS and the challenges the organisation faces. Delivering world class service...





The Future of Buying and Selling

The Future of Buying and Selling

Chris Colquitt

Chris Colquitt is Manager of Global Proposal Management at Clarivate Analytics, global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation. He has specialised in pitches and proposals since 2010.

 

What is your experience and expertise?

First and foremost I’m an experienced bids and proposals manager. I manage the global proposal team at Clarivate Analytics. We have a huge customer base inside global and international governmental bodies as we...





Want to know who won a public contract? The chances are that you never will.

Want to know who won a public contract? The chances are that you never will.

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The public never gets to know who won more than 50% of tenders published by Local Government and the NHS according to data on Contracts Finder, the Government’s tender portal. Across the whole of Government 43% of tenders do not have a contract award even though publishing contract award data is a legal requirement.1

Using data taken from Contracts Finder, we have counted up all the tenders that had deadlines more than a year ago and yet are still missing contract award notices. Howeve...





Bidding is expensive, but not bidding can be even more expensive.

Bidding is expensive, but not bidding can be even more expensive.

Open Opps

At openopps.com we know that it’s the small details that make the difference, that’s why we gather data from  over 1,000 different publishers every day to bring you every tender we can.

But it’s not enough to know that an opportunity exists, to make the best bidding decisions you need to gain real insights into your targets and your market. Our new spend tool can show you future opportunities, as well as detailed insight into the spending of hundreds of public sector b...






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