Proxima examines the systems currently in place for awarding public sector contracts, and asks whether there are alternative options that achieve better value
‘Innovation does not occur without failure’: What happens when innovation and procurement come together?
Procurement is uniquely placed across departments, meaning the function could be a centre for...
Commercial teams in the public sector are taking huge strides to improve their capability and influence, but Proxima asks - do we risk being blinded by undeliverable promises and expectations?
Proxima speaks with Jonathan Lewis about what progress the SME advisory panel has already made, and what remains to be done
Too often Corporate Social Responsibility is seen as a passing fad - including by those in the civil service - says Proxima. They ask: will 2019 be a step-change year?
Managing public sector spending is so much more than just 'procurement' or 'sourcing', Proxima writes in this article, which examines the government's approach to commercial
The procurement profession advises other business areas on how to spend their money more wisely. Proxima details a scale for organisations to judge their procurement journey by
A robot is either going to replace you, or help you to get better at your job, says Proxima. So what can you do?
Proxima examines the concept of a shared value approach, and questions whether such an approach is viable in the long-run
As we enter Commercial Awareness Week, Proxima speaks with the Government Commercial Function's director of commercial and contract management capability
Proxima details the three critical success factors which must be in place for an effective outsourcing strategy
The WildHearts Group is the largest B2B social enterprise in the UK, providing solutions in consumables and document management across the UK. Proxima caught up with Kris Bryson, Partnerships...
Contract management is critical to minimising risks and optimising added value, but in 2015 the NAO found ‘systematic weaknesses’ throughout Government Commercial. Proxima explains why it might be...
Proxima invited John Collington, the former Government Chief Procurement Officer, to speak about the management of supplier risk
Up to 800 million jobs will be lost by 2030 and replaced by robotic automation. Proxima explains how to ensure that your procurement and business skills will keep your job safe during the rise of...
Proxima details how, under Brexit, the Government's commercial function is experiencing similar challenges to the rest of the Civil Service and Whitehall
In the age of austerity, Proxima believes that departments’ procurement and commercial teams need to move their focus from the tendering process itself, and concentrate their efforts on supplier...