Procurement

Procurement Archives

Should you respond to a request for tender?

Becoming choosier about which tenders and proposals to go for makes you more focused on writing successful tenders, with...

Q&A: Growth and opportunities beckon for homemade health snack brand

Blue Dinosaur has secured trademarks in all targeted regions Forbidden Foods is strategically pursuing, including securi...

Responding to a tender or proposal – what’s the worst that can happen?

Unless a bid leader has authority from management to run the bid, their tender leadership will crumble quickly in light ...
ethical

Consumers shunning brands that work with unethical suppliers

Over 80 per cent of consumers say that they will prioritise buying from companies that make it clear they have ethical s...
personalisation, discovery phase

SME supplier selection behaviour revealed

New research reveals that SMEs start their selection process for suppliers earlier in the buying journey than larger sal...
outsource

Small businesses opting for quality over price in their outsourcing choices

The majority of SMEs prioritise quality, industry expertise and cultural fit over lowest quotes from service providers w...

How SMEs can reduce their environmental footprint

Choosing the right suppliers and using carbon-neutral energy are strategies start-ups can embrace to reduce their enviro...

How to win government tenders

More than 60 per cent of the government tenders submitted each year fail to make it through the first round because they...
energy

Businesses seeking alternative, flexible energy solutions

Businesses reveal they want more flexibility in being able to switch to another energy provider, including those that of...
collective bargaining

ACCC ruling to pave way for collective bargaining by small businesses

New rules on collective bargaining for small businesses will help strengthen their position at the negotiating table con...