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Rod Linsley

Rod Linsley
Rod is a seasoned Contracts Management and Procurement professional with a senior IT Management background, specialising in ICT contracts

Recent Posts

Rod LinsleyDecember 13, 2019

CCPA in 2020 - Is Your Business Ready?

The California Consumer Privacy Act 2018 (CCPA) comes into effect from January 1st 2020. Find out how Gatekeeper can help businesses to manage their obligations under the new legislation.

Rod LinsleyDecember 5, 2019

How to Manage Contract Volatility

Find out how to identify the root causes of contract volatility and how best to deal with it as part of your contract lifecycle management processes. By understanding what it is and its potential...

Rod LinsleyNovember 13, 2019

Managing Poor Supplier Performance

Read the Gatekeeper guide to managing poor supplier performance. We help you understand why poor performance happens and the right steps to take to resolve it.

Rod LinsleyNovember 4, 2019

How to deal with the outcomes of a contract review

Once a contract has been reviewed the next step is working out how to resolve any gaps between what the different parties want. Use our framework and free templates to help you work through this...

Rod LinsleyOctober 29, 2019

7 Key Challenges for Contract Managers in 2020

The contracting landscape for 2020 is shifting as legislative and geo-political changes bring new challenges. Find out where contract managers should be focusing their efforts in the coming 12...

Rod LinsleySeptember 17, 2019

How to check the viability of your suppliers

Supplier viability can have a significant impact on your business's operations. Find out how to track them, what the warning signs are and how to resolve them. Download our free template tracker.

Rod LinsleySeptember 4, 2019

How to Manage Contract Obligations Compliance

Managing obligations well is critical in order to drive maximum value from contracts. In this article we describe a tested approach and provide a free template to assist you with managing your...

Rod LinsleyAugust 14, 2019

How To Enhance Your Time-to-Contract Process

In this article we demonstrate how to balance a fast time-to-contract with ensuring a high quality agreement at a reasonable cost.

Rod LinsleyAugust 2, 2019

How Proverbial Wisdom Can Help Improve Contract Risk Mitigation

Find out how two well known proverbs can be applied to contract management to guide risk mitigation activities. Includes a free contract summary template for helping to capture the vital contract...

Rod LinsleyJuly 5, 2019

How to conduct a CLM Maturity Assessment

Calculate where your business sits on the Contract Lifecycle Management Maturity Curve using our free templates and guide. Understand the gaps in your process and the steps to take to move up to the...

Rod LinsleyJuly 3, 2019

How to check your return on contracts

How do you know if your contracts are generating value for money? Use our simple framework and apply it to your contracts (including free template).

Rod LinsleyJune 17, 2019

RFP Guide 4 - How to conclude an RFP

The last of four articles on RFPs - here we outline the best way to identify proposals of interest, negotiate with chosen suppliers, debrief unsuccessful suppliers and execute the agreement.

Rod LinsleyJune 14, 2019

RFP Guide 3 - How to evaluate and score supplier proposals

Article 3 in our guide to running RFPs. Here we focus on how the evaluation team should conduct themselves, working closely with suppliers, minimising delays and achieving consistency and reliability...

Rod LinsleyJune 13, 2019

RFP Guide 2 - How to conduct a preliminary review of supplier proposals

Gatekeeper's second article on running effective RFPs - focusing on the initial review of the RFP responses and the supplier presentations.

Rod LinsleyJune 12, 2019

RFP Guide 1 - How to set up an RFP scoring system and release an RFP

Straightforward advice on these initial steps of the RFP process - setting up an RFP scoring system and releasing the RFP. The first in our series of 4 articles about running an effective RFP.

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