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PPN 03/24:  Making The Common Assessment Standard the New Industry Benchmark

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PPN 03/24:  Making The Common Assessment Standard the New Industry Benchmark

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An Animated Guide to How Achilles can help create a more transparent, efficient and sustainable supply chain.

An Animated Guide to How Achilles can help create a more transparent, efficient and sustainable supply chain.

Achilles transforms complexity into transparency and risk into resilience ensuring your supply chain excels in compliance, sustainability and efficiency. Watch our video.

Supporting Construction Procurement in the Public Sector with the Common Assessment Standard

Supporting Construction Procurement in the Public Sector with the Common Assessment Standard

Through the Crown Commercial Service partnership, Achilles can ensure compliance with the Common Assessment Standard. Watch our video now to learn more.

A Roadmap for Readiness Part 2: The Procurement Act 2023, The steps you need to take to ensure you are ready for the changes.

A Roadmap for Readiness Part 2: The Procurement Act 2023, The steps you need to take to ensure you are ready for the changes.

Part 2 delves into the most recent developments, highlighting the support structures available to take strategic steps that align with your business objectives.

OECD Guidelines on Supply Chains in Latin America and the Caribbean.

OECD Guidelines on Supply Chains in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) plays a…

2024 Construction Sector Risks | Navigating Supply Chain Hotspots | A Visual Guide

2024 Construction Sector Risks | Navigating Supply Chain Hotspots | A Visual Guide

This latest infographic provides a visual strategic overview of the pressing concerns poised to shape construction supply chains over the coming months.

A Roadmap for Readiness Part 1: The Procurement Act 2023, What are you doing to get ready?

A Roadmap for Readiness Part 1: The Procurement Act 2023, What are you doing to get ready?

This 2-part article aims to provide utilities and their suppliers with a roadmap to navigate the complexities of the Procurement Act 2023.

PPN 03/24:  Making The Common Assessment Standard the New Industry Benchmark

PPN 03/24:  Making The Common Assessment Standard the New Industry Benchmark

The construction sector is witnessing a notable shift in procurement practices for all contracting authorities. This is particularly noticeable as this article on PPN 03/24 follows closely on the coattails of our previous article surrounding PPN 03/23.  

Utilities Dynamic Market and Dynamic Market Notice : Everything You Need to Know

Utilities Dynamic Market and Dynamic Market Notice : Everything You Need to Know

The Procurement Act 2023 (expected to go-live in Oct 2024)…

The 5 qualities of a perfect supplier

The 5 qualities of a perfect supplier

What does the perfect supplier look like in the eyes…

Navigating the PPN 03/23 alongside the Common Assessment Standard:  Efficient, Compliant Procurement

Navigating the PPN 03/23 alongside the Common Assessment Standard:  Efficient, Compliant Procurement

PPN 03/23 revises procurement to streamline and standardise selection of suppliers. It aims to provide clarity to the pre-qualification process

Complexity in Natural Resources: The Benefits of a Unified Approach to Supplier Risk Management

Complexity in Natural Resources: The Benefits of a Unified Approach to Supplier Risk Management

Natural resources come from diverse and remote locations. Extracting, processing, and transporting them involves complex supply chains and many stakeholders.

The differences between Lieferkettengesetz (LKSG) and the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD).

The differences between Lieferkettengesetz (LKSG) and the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD).

Understanding the differences and similarities between these two pieces of…