January

April 17, 2018
Ichiban Commercial Solutions Procurement Advice and Tender Writing Competitive Tendering

Competitive Tendering: 7 Tips for Competing for the Cheese

Competitive Tendering: 7 Tips for Competing for the Cheese How to deal with purposeful under-quoting from your competition in the […]
March 24, 2018
Ichiban Commercial Solutions Procurement Advice and Tender Writing Procurement Sins

Seven Procurement Sins and How to Navigate Murky Waters

Seven Procurement Sins and How to Navigate Murky Waters The seven deadly sins originated a long time ago with the […]
March 20, 2018
Ichiban Commercial Solutions Procurement Advice and Tender Writing procurement team

Take 5 to Improve the Performance of your Procurement Team

Take 5 to Improve the Performance of your Procurement Team How is your procurement team performing? Superstars, average or missing […]
February 20, 2018
Ichiban Commercial Solutions Procurement Advice and Tender Writing Business Planning

5 Benefits of Business Planning – Planning your Roadmap to Success

5 Benefits of Business Planning – Planning your Roadmap to Business Success Business Planning forms an important cornerstone of any business, […]
February 7, 2018
Ichiban Commercial Solutions Procurement Advice and Tender Writing Local Government Tenders

Five Reasons why Local Government Tenders Add Business Value

Five Reasons why Local Government Tenders Add Business Value One has to admit – preparing and submitting local government tenders […]
November 21, 2017
Ichiban Commercial Solutions Tendering Season

Tendering Season – Real opportunity or just a sales ploy?

Tendering Season – A real opportunity or just a sales ploy? Have you also received the emails telling you to […]
November 4, 2017
Aboriginal Business : IPP - the right procurement for the right reason

Aboriginal Business – The Right Procurement for the Right Reason

Aboriginal Business: The Right Procurement for the Right Reason I find great personal reward when working with Aboriginal business, assisting […]
July 23, 2017
Ichiban Commercial Solutions Procurement Advise Tender Writing Category Management Spending

Category Management – Making it into the Spending Bucket List

Category Management – Making it into the Spending Bucket List “Category Management” is one of those buzzwords chief procurement officers […]
July 20, 2017
Ichiban Commercial Solutions Procurement Advise and Tender Writing Government Procurement

Commonwealth Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Bill 2017

COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT (JUDICIAL REVIEW) BILL 2017 – A PROCUREMENT VIEW The Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Bill 2017 is currently […]
July 4, 2017
Ichiban Commercial Solutions Procurement Advice & Tender Writing: Leading Successful Tenders

Leading Successful Tenders – Tendering Leadership

Leading Successful Tenders – Tendering Leadership I recently had the privilege of presenting at the PacPrint 2017 Forum in Melbourne. […]

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January 31, 2017
Leadership Qualities

Leadership Qualities – Playing Cat and Mouse with Business Success

Leadership Qualities – Why Play Cat and Mouse with Business Success? Welcome to Ichiban’s first newsletter of 2017.  During January […]
January 31, 2017
capability statement

Your Capability Statement is about your Customer more than You

Your Capability Statement is about your Customer – More than it is about You or Your Business There is a lot […]
January 18, 2017
Procurement Leadership Qualities

Seven Procurement Leadership Qualities for keeping up with the Joneses

7 Procurement Leadership Qualities for Keeping up with the Joneses of the Procurement World Procurement regularly comes under review.  Benchmarks […]
January 14, 2017
Winning Tenders

5 Tips for Winning Tenders by improving your Qualitative Tender Criteria

5 Tips for Winning Tenders by improving your Qualitative Tender Criteria Do you also scratch your head wondering if you […]