July, 2013

To buy or not to buy . . . that is the FWSAR question! by Andy Akrouche

In a recent presentation I gave to a senior government management team I was introducing what I believed to be an innovative yet practical approach relating to cross agency collaboration. While there seemed to be no disagreement as to the merits of what I was presenting, the inevitable first questions were not unexpectedly centered on what I call the “let Mikey try it first” mindset. ...

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With Serco is it a case of one bad apple spoiling the entire corporate barrel? by Jon Hansen

Last week , the Procurement Insights European Union Edition was one of the very first blogs to report on the news that the Minister of Justice Chris Grayling had announced that the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) had been called in to investigate G4S and Serco. Grayling indicated that there was evidence that both companies had overcharged the UK government by 10s of £millions for contracts related to...

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The truth about Public-Private Partnerships by Andy Akrouche (Part 2 of 3)

personal narrative essays n yesterday’s Part 1 post (The truth about Private Public Partnerships) Colin Cram provided some much needed insight in terms of both the promise and the failings associated with Private-Public Partnerships or PPP-driven initiatives. Cram, who has served in the public sector at the senior executive level for more than 30 years, is obviously familiar...

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The truth about Public Private Partnerships by Colin Cram (Part 1 of 3)

help writing a essay for collegeOTE: This article was originally published in the Procurement Insights European Union Edition. In Part 2 I will provide a detailed commentary centered around Colin’s post as well as the recent news that States such as Florida have just signed into law Public-Private Partnership legislation, including what it means on a go forward basis –...

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