Clever Resources

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Meet the latest NZQA procurement Rock Stars

A title change for the NZQA Qual? Please tell us what you think

A new method for addressing our procurement constraints

FIVE hallmarks of great tender documents

Important notice for all NZQA procurement candidates

Procurement Fitness Test: How do you shape up?

Procurement mentoring – a winning formula

Five top tips for setting weights with SQP25 

Latest feedback from NZQA Procurement graduates

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Let's Put an End to the Procurement Blame Game

Celebrating diversity in latest NZQA procurement graduates


Media release  27 February 2018: Improving public procurement capability will deliver value for NZ Inc.

Should our Big Spenders be Qualified?

SQP25 – a new tool to select the right premium for quality

Attention NZQA Procurement Trainees – Important update on assessments from 2018


Improving Procurement Performance - industry comment

The latest Clever Buying eNewsletter

Favouring local suppliers

Why Tender Evaluator Qualifications are like Driving Licences … 100 years ago!

Innovations in scoring tenders

Paying the right premium for quality

Value for Money: it's about HOW we buy, (not just WHAT we buy)!

Catch 22: the LPC vortex undermining some Councils' budgets

Managing conflicts of interest

The Art of Procurement Prophecy: Promises and pitfalls for clients and suppliers in 2017

Top Tips to become a 'client of choice'

At last! The new NZQA Infrastructure Procurement Qualification goes live

Your four best tools for world-class procurement

Procurement for sustainable outcomes (a brief summary)

Balanced decision-making - What does this mean for procurement professionals?
Five legal pitfalls every procurement professional should know about (and how to avoid them!)

Why 70:30 PQM is money down the drain!

Which procurement qualification is right for us? Everything you need to know to get your ticket…

Why the government’s model RFx Templates are brilliant! (And what you need to know to use them most effectively)

NEW Procurement Planning Template

Government procurement rules firm up their bite

Clever Buying: Tendering tools that work (and some that don't!)

Faster, Easer, Clearer Scoring - Anchored Scales

Tasman DC Success Story - Clever Buying™ techniques save money 

A Template for Track Record Interviews

All Roads lead to Rome: Global procurement trends all converge on Clever Buying™ principles

What Evaluation Method Should I Use? A checklist for practitioners

Update on Tender Evaluator Qualification review

What the latest judgement on unfair tendering means for procurement practice

Can I Favour Local Suppliers in my Tender Evaluations?

What's Hot: Updated National Procurement Qualification and Training will address Procurement Skills Shortfalls

Tender evaluation red flags: Is 70:30 PQM wasting your procurement budget?