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Missouri Award Protest: The Gettysburg of Public Sector eProcurement by Jon Hansen

March 31, 2015

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CONTENTION #2 – Within their offer Perfect Commerce made false claims regarding contractual rights with the NIGP Code . . . we contend that Perfect Commerce is non-responsive (non-compliant) as they have indicated affirmative responses that violate existing contractual agreements between Perfect Commerce and Periscope. Please refer to the attached letter (pages 7 to 9)  from NIGP […]

Periscope Letter Protesting Arizona RFP Eye Opening

July 26, 2016

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At the end of this post, you will find a copy of a letter dated July 20th, 2016 from Periscope Holdings Inc. CEO Brian Utley, under the heading Protest of Solicitation No. ADSPO17-00006413; Electronic Procurement Solution. Periscope is challenging the State of Arizona’s decision to issue an RFP for an “Electronic Procurement Solution.” Here is the link to the State’s […]

Why the everyday taxpaying citizen should care about the Missouri NIGP Code Bid Protest by Jon Hansen

April 4, 2015

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“Can you imagine what a politician would do with a story like this?  How would State’s explain their coming under the thumb of a purported non-profit entity such as the NIGP who, through what appears to be a non-arms length relationship with a private entity, wields enough power to the point that they can dictate […]

Periscope Protest Letter Highlights Their Reasons For Challenging Missouri Selection of Perfect Commerce by Jon Hansen

March 31, 2015

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Yesterday, and as an update to my December 11th, 2014 post on Periscope, I shared the news that the vendor had filed a formal letter of protest regarding Missouri’s decision to award the contract for the state’s eProcurement system to Perfect Commerce.  Below is the actual Protest Letter. Over the coming days I will focus […]

In honoring NIGP CEO, has CIPS undermined procurement’s creditability? by Jon Hansen

June 8, 2015

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A colleague asked me what I had thought of Rick Grimm being awarded a Fellowship by the UK-based Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, which is the organization’s highest grade of membership. As I wasn’t previously aware of it, my first reaction was “hmmmm, that’s interesting . . .maybe he is getting the boot and […]

New NIGP 990 Return Review: Optics Versus Profitability – Which Is More Important? by Jon Hansen

May 15, 2015

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“The consumer survey found that 74% of respondents would be unlikely to buy products or services from a company involved in controversial supplier practices. It also points out a number of other key findings – all in all companies who are not actively monitoring the business practices of their suppliers, or who are engaged in […]

When The CIPS Are Down: UK Nonprofit’s Financial Picture Raises Further NIGP Questions by Jon Hansen

May 5, 2015

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In yesterday’s post In A Quest For Context, NIGP and ISM Comparison Raise Very Interesting Questions, I expressed an interest in having a greater understanding of how the NIGP has been able to “buck the ISM money losing trend these past 3 years”? I then indicated that it would also be interesting to see if ISM’s losses are an exception, […]

Was The NIGP Competitive RFI For Their Consulting Arm Really Competitive? by Jon Hansen

April 24, 2015

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The task force created a competitive Request for Information process that was distributed to interested providers on August 29, 2012. An open, competitive process was utilized. • The task force received six (6) proposals to the competitive RFI issued by NIGP: 1. BravoSolution submitted by Tom Pellescki 2. Florida Atlantic University’s Public Procurement Research Center […]

What is the real cost of moving away from the NIGP Code? by Jon Hansen

April 15, 2015

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“Interesting yet . . . outside of a handful of States, the majority of the 33 using the NIGP Code according to my multiple sources, do not feel that the history component is enough of a deterrent relative to making the change to the UNSPSC Code.  Their determination in this regard is further underlined by […]

Watching NIGP Chief Exec implode is both sad and troubling by Jon Hansen

April 8, 2015

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Of the many, many comments I have received regarding my coverage of the growing NIGP #CodeGate controversy, one that has stood out is actually the question “what is the organization’s Chief Executive Rick Grimm thinking?” The above statements have been made in the context of both their surprise that he has responded in a public forum […]