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New Customers: Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Procurement Unit (NPDU)

Bassetlaw District Council

We are pleased to announce and welcome our newest local government client in the UK. The Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Procurement Unit, a shared Procurement Services team led by Bassetlaw District Council have contracted with Spikes Cavell to deliver better spend visibility and management information to support their procurement strategy and … Continue reading

New Customer: University of Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin

We are pleased to announce and welcome our newest higher education client in the US.  The University of Wisconsin have contracted with Spikes Cavell to deliver better spend visibility and management information to support their procurement strategy and operational goals.  This partnership includes the collection and transformation of their raw … Continue reading

Whitepaper: The Benefits of Spend Visibility in County Government

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The National Association of Counties recognize that every county in the US is held politically accountable for the taxpayer dollars they spend. They have worked with U.S. Communities, the other Founding Sponsors of U.S. Communities and Spikes Cavell to create a research paper which sheds light on how county government … Continue reading

Observatory Case Study – The City of Fort Lauderdale, FL

City of Fort Lauderdale

Spikes Cavell has been working with the City of Fort Lauderdale since 2010 and currently provides a spend analytics service which includes spend data collection, cleansing, classification, enrichment, collation and an analytical tool called ‘The Observatory’.. “Certainly in the last year, the priority has been on the purchase card program … Continue reading

spendmetric – Higher Education Development Update

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The NAEP (National Association of Educational Procurement) have recently announced an update to the the program recently launched jointly with the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) and Spikes Cavell called “spendmetric – Higher Education” See the full article and download the spendmetric descriptor >> spendmetric – Higher Education … Continue reading

Grow Local Case Study – Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council

Grow Local - Increasing Spend with Local Suppliers

Increasing Spend with Local Suppliers We talked to Steve Ryder, Liam Loftus and Naomi Beckett about their successful pilot project in which Spikes Cavell’s Grow Local application played a significant part. View the full Case Study >> In 2015, Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council (NBBC) won a “Small Business Friendly” … Continue reading

The Benefits of Spend Visibility at Virginia Beach City Public Schools

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Learn how Kevin Beardsley, VA Beach Schools – Dir. of Purchasing, uses spend analytics to drive savings, monitor diversity spend and reduce risk. In this video, Kevin Beardsley, Director of Purchasing for the Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) and the National Institution of Governmental Purchasing’s Manager of the Year … Continue reading

Observatory Case Study: University of Colorado

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The Value of Spend Analysis Spikes Cavell has been working with the University of Colorado since May 2012 and currently provides a spend analytics service which includes spend data collection, cleansing, classification, enrichment, collation and an analytical tool called ‘The Observatory’.. Most organizations generate a lot of spend data. Yet, … Continue reading

NIGP Award Winners and accomplishments by our customers

Award Winners

Many congratulations to our customers who won awards at this year’s NIGP Forum in Kansas City! Professional Manager of the Year:  Kevin Beardsley, CPPO, CPPB, Director, Purchasing Services, Virginia Beach City Public Schools MEASURE UP Award:  City of Houston, TX (Savings/optimization totalling $9.6m or 2.5% of $386m) and also to … Continue reading