Other consulting firms
Here are some of our friends and (at times) colleagues whom we would recommend as skilled procurement experts and consultants in their own right.
Contact Carson Reid
Procurement recruitment firms
There are a wide range of recruitment firms around – here are a couple we like and with whom we’ve worked successfully.
contact Sarah Lim (London office). Senior level search and selection.
A UK based but increasingly global members’ organisation supporting procurement development, interests and 40,000 professional members.
ISM supports private sector procurement, purchasing and supply chain in the US.
Another US trade association but representing public sector purchasing people.
The CIPS magazine, essential reading.
SM’s more ‘intellectual’ quarterly journal – good articles on procurement matters
Network of senior procurement people, good quarterly magazine; also conferences and similar.
Other useful links
As well as latest information about issues in Government procurement, there is a huge amount of useful ‘best practice’ material here.
TI are a global organisation that fights against corruption in Government. Peter Smith helps TI in the area of Military procurement, advising on procurement issues; it is often difficult to tell the difference between a corrupt procurement process and one that is merely incompetent! We try and help in making that distinction and advising governments who want to make sure the process is correct in both senses.