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IACCM and DPSS

DPSS are pleased to announce they are offering two brand new Contracting courses. They are both accredited by their strategic partner IACCM.  They are just the first of an innovative, comprehensive suite of courses that have been specifically d...

Contract and commercial management training

The International Association for Contract and Commercial Management's Commercial and Contract Certification Programme (CCMA) has been added to the list of approved learning offerings to support the development of commercial skills and capability ac...

DPSS BSI Assessment 2014

BSI Group have completed their 2014 assessment for DPSS. View the report in PDF format ...

Sustainable Cost Reduction Explained

Cost reduction has become a much more vital element to any business in recent years due to the current economic state. However, cost reduction can often backfire and cause a disturbance in the supply chain, which is why it is key that bu...

5 Ways To Improve Your Supply Chain Management

Whether you’re part of a large organization or the owner of a market stall, good management of your supply chain is essential. Improving your supply chain process is the best way to simplify your business and increase the potential...

CIPS Centre of Excellence

DPSS has maintained its CIPS Centre of Excellence status for 2014/14, following a rigorous audit by the Institute. The Centre of Excellence is only awarded to centres that have demonstrated outstanding results, excellent internal processes and high ...

CIPS July Examination Results

The DPSS Basingstoke Centre has achieved 92% pass rate for the Diploma (L4) Course – Contexts in Procurement & Supply and an 80% pass rate for Advanced Diploma (L5) in Managing Risks in Supply Chains. This follows the 100% gained on Measuring P...

CIPS Basingstoke Branch event

Dr Ray Carter has been invited to speak on contracts and kpi at the CIPS Basingstoke Branch event. This event will take place on the 5th November 2013. For more details see  www.cips.org/en-GB/events/branch-events ...

DPSS BSI Assessment 2013

BSI Group have completed their 2013 assessment for DPSS. View the report in PDF format ...

John Bowen - Article Feature

John Bowen - our head of logistics and FM practice - has been featured in an article about trust between providers and clients in the FM World Journal Read the full article ...

DPSS to speak at the Building Research Services Institute

John Bowen, Head of the DPSS Logistics and FM Practice, will speaking at the Building Research Services Institute next week and at the BIFM Scotland conference next month ...

DPSS has successfully retained its ISO 9001:2008 accreditation

DPSS recently underwent a comprehensive quality review, undertaken by BSI, and has retained its prestigious ISO 9001: 2008 standard. If you would like to see a copy of the auditor's report, please email carol.lineham@dpss.co.uk ...

CIPS Procurement courses to gain MCIPS at Basingstoke & North Hampshire

CIPS Procurement courses to gain MCIPS at Basingstoke & North Hampshire If you are involved in buying or supply and wish to improve skills knowledge and gain a recognised industry qualification - you are welcome to join me at our Basingstoke ...

Nigerian Bureau of Public Procurement engages DPSS and OMN

The Nigerian Bureau of Public Procurement engages DPSS and OMN to develop world class procurement curriculum for the Nigeria Public Sector Read the full article on Nigerian Orient News ...

Contract Management

What is contract management – Is the process of systematically and efficiently managing contract creation, execution and analysis for maximising operational and financial performance and minimising risk. Contract Management is a growing are...

Contract Management with Chinese Suppliers

The structural changes in China's competitiveness across the sourcing spectrum will require procurement managers to shift some of their commodity spending from China to other LCCs, while increasing their orders of machinery, complex parts and high-v...

Assessing Needs and Defining Requirements

The reasons why a new contract could be required could be for a number ofreasons for example: Dissatisfaction with an existing supplier. The need to achieve cost savings. Identification of key aims, outputs or deliverables. ...

Why is Contract Management Important

Contract Management is important throughout the entire process of the contract cycle and not just at award process, effective contract management will bear dividends for both supplier and purchaser to ensure a well managed trading agreement in pract...

TOTAL students working hard in Lagos, Nigeria

TOTAL students working hard in Lagos, Nigeria ...

Ray has an article published in Marine Trader Magazine

Ray has an article published in Marine Trader Magazine Read More ...

DPSS Completes 5 day course in Abu Dhabi for the Musanada organisation

Ray Carter recently delivery a very successful 5 day course, which leads to BTEC qualification in Contract Management The course was held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Abu Dhabi for the Musanada organisation ...

DPSS sign strategic alliance agreement with Regional Project

DPSS have signed a strategic alliance agreement with Regional Project and Procurement Management Consortium Company Limited. Postal Address Kwadaso Agricultural College Nzima link Road P. O. Box KS 16301 Kumasi-Ghana Website www.reg...

Ray Carter has an article published in The Journal of the International Marine Purchasing Association

Ray Carter has an article published in the Journal of the International Marine Purchasing Association You can subscribe to the free publication here . ...

Recent trip to Total Nigeria

Recent trip to Total Nigeria with Ray Carter and Paul Jackson ran a series of workshops for students undertaking the CIPS examinations in November. The event was a great success with the participants working very hard. ...

Ray Carter's Updated 10C Model

All good business models need to be updated regularly to reflect current thinking. Carter's Supplier evaluation model is no exception. Originally 7 C's, was previously updated to 9C's and now a further C is being added. The Carter model is more t...

An Overview of the Contracting Process

One of the most important aspects of effective contract management is to have a thorough knowledge of the basic process of letting and awarding contracting. There are a number of stages through which a contract passes and each one requires attention...

How to Motivate Suppliers by Ray Carter

Ray Carters latest article in Supply Management aligns Maslow’s 'hierarchy of needs' with the buyer/supplier relationship to see what can be learned. Read the article here ...

DPSS Open their Basingstoke CIPS course Centre

DPSS Open their Basingstoke course Centre with effect from 1st October 2012 by initially offering students the ability to study for the Chartered Institute of Purchase and Supply qualifications using a range of evening class workshops. The Centre...

DPSS has developed Low Cost E Learning at only 35 pounds per course

We have developed a suite of low cost web based training and assessment for procurement, purchasing, contracting and supply chain team individual learners We developed these low cost courses in response to demand from the market place to reduce indi...

DPSS offers One to one coaching to CIPS students

DPSS are now able to offer a personalised alternative to classroom tuition, for those studying for their CIPS examinations. The process starts with an initial consultation to negotiate a realistic personal study plan that takes into account the...

New Course

Workshop Title: How to Develop Effective and Robust SOW and Specification's Based upon the feedback from many previous courses, the issue of poor scopes of work/specifications seems to be recurring theme. It seems to be at the root of many of the...

DPSS retains its ISO 9000:2008 certification

I am very please to announce that we have successfully been re certified by BSI/ISO for a further 3 three years to design, develop and deliver training and consultancy services in relation to all aspects of supply chain management. We feel that...

DPSS is planning to run Practical Contract Management and Administration Course

Presented by Ray Carter, Alan Oxenbury and Steve Kirby – authors of "Practical Contract Management" published by Cambridge Academic Publishers - Cambridge UK Duration 2 days Date 22 and 23rd January 2013 Location Holida...

DPSS co author a new book

Three of our senior consultants Ray Carter, Steve Kirby and Alan Oxenbury have recently co authored a new book entitled "Practical Contract Management" ISBN 1 903 499 76 4 978 1 903499 67 2 published by Cambridge Academic Publishers - Cambridg...

DPSS maintains its CIPS Centre of Excellence status for 2012

DPSS maintains its CIPS Centre of Excellence status for 2012 The CIPS auditor stated that our strengths include: A long established provider of CIPS educational programmes A highly experienced, qualified, motivated and proactive cou...

Recent article by Ray Carter and Georgina Craig

Recent article by Ray Carter and Georgina Craig. Click thumbnail to see fullsize. ...

DPSS ISO 9001:2008 Auditors Report 2010/11

Download the auditor's report . ...

Practical Contract Management

What is Contract Management? Contract management is the process that ensures both parties to a contract fully understand their respective obligations and that these are fulfilled as efficiently and effectively as possible to provide the best valu...

Understanding Supply Chains by Ray Carter

Supply chains have existed for thousands of years, from the ancient Silk Route through to the excellence of the UK retailers. In many instances the competition that once characterised industry and commerce has been greatly diminished. Many organis...

CIPS Royal Mail Academic Award 2010

One of our former students - Steve Welch, a Senior Specialist Commercial Manager with the Department for Work and Pensions, has won the 2010 CIPS 'Royal Mail Award'. The award is presented to the CIPS student who achieved the highest aggr...

Paul Jackson visiting Abuja

Paul Jackson, one of our senior consultants, is currently visiting Abuja and is conducting a series of meetings and reviews with our strategic partner in Nigeria - Office Machines Nigeria Limited He is working closely with Mr Okey Ikpe the M...

Sustainable Cost Reduction - 7 Step Process

Sustainable Cost Reduction -   7 Step Process By Ray Carter DPSS Consultants Recently dpss ran a breakfast briefing event in London, the theme was ”sustainable cost reduction”. Given the current economic situation and the foc...

Past Students

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Extract from the latest book by Barry Crocker

Extract from ; Supplier Relationship Management Crocker, B, Moore, D, Emmett, S (2010) Excellence in Services Procurement Cambridge Academic Introduction As noted throughout the book, supplier relationship mana...

Strategy

Strategy – What is it? – an article designed to highlight the various approaches to strategy and its development .   There are numerous definitions of what strategy is or indeed is not.   Burns states: "like man...

Global Online Development Programme

Low Cost Web Based Training and assessment for The Procurement and Contracting Community. DPSS has developed the Global Online Development or GOLD programme in response to demand from the market place 
to reduce individual training...

Practical Contract Management

DPSS are making a new chapter of Practical Contract Management available for download on a fortnightly basis.

Practical Contract Management

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Chapter 4 - Tendering Methodologies