The provision of the right goods and services from the right source, of the right quality, at the right time, delivered to the right place and at the right…
Represent the beliefs within an organisation and are demonstrated through the day-to-day behaviours of its employees.
TUPE – These regulations are designed to protect the rights of employees in a transfer situation e.g. when there is a change in supplier (often when contracts are tendered)…
An organisation at the top of the supply chain providing goods or service directly to the end client – also known as the Main Contractor.
TED – The official website for EC tender information ted.europa.eu and publishes the Official Journal of the European Union (see OJEU).
A formalised process of bidding for work or contracts. See ITT.
The application of sustainable development principles to procurement (see above).
A widely used and accepted international definition is: development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’ e.g….
The flow of resources into and out of the enterprise’s collective operations e.g. an IT supply chain is the flow of resources into and out of its IT operations….
In simple terms, working with suppliers to achieve mutual goals – as opposed to “them and us”.
Once the buyer has announced who it intends to award the contract to, a “standstill period” will follow. This is when suppliers can ask for feedback on the award…
The process where a contractor assigns part of the contract to another contractor(s).