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August 6, 2020

Data Works: Creating Machine Learning Models For Categorisation

-Ian Makgill, Founder Spend Network We’re working hard on a new set of machine learning models for categorisation. It has proven to be really challenging.

August 4, 2020

Details Matter FT.com

Last week, we had an article featured in the Financial Times. Working with their team is always fantastic. They cut through to the issues and

July 30, 2020

Why Beneficial Ownership Data Should Interest You.

The Beneficial Ownership Data Standard (BODS) is an open data standard for publishing data on company ownership and control. You can find out more about

July 28, 2020

Which Country’s Purchasing Changed the Most During the Covid-19 Crisis?

  Looking at the data on tenders over the past twelve months gives some insight into the ways that different governments are operating during the

July 21, 2020

Implementing procurement analytics? Start with service design.

-Ian Makgill, Founder, Spend Network If you’re unsure what service design is, a good place to start is here . It’s a fascinating area of

July 14, 2020

5 Steps To Tackle Public Procurement Corruption.

Governments have rightly relaxed procurement rules in order to act quickly on Covid-19, but stories already abound on alleged corruption and financial mismanagement. For instance,

July 9, 2020

Your supplier is on mute.

Does video conferencing make it easier to evaluate suppliers? We’re just finishing up a bid. Our heads are full of equality policies, pricing and schedules.

July 7, 2020

Do Governments Want to Trade with Small Business?

Why Covid-19 should change Government’s view of contracting with SME’s. -By Ian Makgill, Founder, Spend Network. In April the Government awarded a £108m contract to

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