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Interested in learning more about Public Procurement?

The World Bank and the partner institutions of Charter for Public Procurement Studies are presenting the first ever, Certificate Program in Public Procurement (CPPP) offered as a Massive Open Online Course ( MOOC ). 102 more words

World Bank

it's not scope creep; it's business as usual

My dislike of management speak is well documented here, but I still have to deal with its use on a daily basis and one such expression that has cropped up a lot over the last couple of weeks is Scope Creep. 407 more words

The Monday Musings Column

Human Capital : Top 10 Mistakes Companies Make When Vetting & Using Recruiters

One of the primary motivations for Vendor Vetters’ creation was noticing the inefficiencies, counter-effective, and illogical methods many otherwise well run companies applied when procuring human capital and recruiting services providers (Also Known as “Executive Search Firms” , “Headhunters”, “Recruiting Firms”, & “Staffing Firms”). 1,952 more words

Vested Vendor Partnerships

Procurement, the hard way

Years ago I was working my way through college, programming machine tools in a garden furniture factory. One day we were taking delivery of a lorry-load of wood when things got a little bit dramatic. 613 more words


Ghana should repay $3.8 million to Global Fund in faulty condom deal


Lauren Gelfand

December 11,  2014

Tender for more than 120 million condoms was riddled with fraud — and the goods were bad

Ghana’s Ministry of Health spent some $3.8 million of a Global Fund grant on faulty condoms procured in a tender that was riddled with fraud, the Office of the Inspector General has found. 688 more words

In The Media

Redefining trading relationships

There is growing momentum for fundamental change in the way that trading relationships are formed and managed. It is increasingly clear that the way businesses approach selection, engagement and management of their trading partners results in too many failures. 300 more words

Contract / Commercial Management

So, you did not make it in HR… Be a Purchase Manager

After a few challenging years as an expert at the HR department, Peter had had it. He felt he is just not up to those challenges. 644 more words