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Making change happen in the public sector

change must happen
12 Jan 2018

As the pace of change continues to accelerate, so the type of change is also becoming ever more diverse. Digital, generational, cultural – each type of change brings with it new demands for new solutions. What remains consistent though is the now routine task of prioritising services in the face of funding reductions and this never becomes easier. At Change Associates we work across the UK publi...

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How procurement can add value and reduces costs

17 Nov 2016

All too often, getting to a 'deal' with a vendor is the primary function of the Procurement team. Even then, in too many organisations, the Procurement team is often involved at a late stage in the buying cycle. Progressive organisations know how to enable Procurement to add a lot more value.

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Building a major government department's procurement capability - a case study

23 Nov 2015

A reform review of a large government ministry concluded that the department needed to build on the strengths of its constituent elements and the wider Civil Service in a way that 'ensures the whole is more than the sum of its parts'. This meant devolving the previously centralised approach to procurement and capability management to five divisions. As part of this process, the department asked it...

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