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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 […]

Missouri says goodbye to the NIGP Code? by Jon Hansen

August 7, 2015

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In my June 2nd post Hawaii moves away from the NIGP Code . . . will other states follow?, I shared the news that the State had decided to begin using NAICS instead of the NIGP taxonomy. While some have questioned whether a transition to UNSPSC would have been a better move, the underlying focus of the […]

Should governments boycott Periscope-BidSync until the NIGP conflict is resolved? by Jon Hansen

April 22, 2015

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Another major difference between grassroots boycotts and professional campaigns lies in their focus. While grassroots campaigns are usually aimed at convincing consumers to spend their money elsewhere, Steele says that smart campaigns direct their attention towards a brand’s reputation instead of directly at its bottom line. “Although seemingly intangible, the brand value alone of a […]

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 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 […]

Up Periscope? Examining Periscope’s acquisition of BidSync with a “Survivor’s” eye by Jon Hansen

December 11, 2014

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Breaking News Update: Word is that Periscope and BidSync have filed a formal letter of protest regarding Missouri’s award of a contract to Perfect Commerce. Over the next day or two I will be providing further details.  That said there are suggestions that Periscope is using their NIGP connections both on and off the record, […]

The beginning of an exodus from the NIGP Code? by Jon Hansen

June 25, 2015

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“Activebidder.com is an eprocurement website that runs Riverside/Irvine California and perhaps a few others . . .  They just announced the switch from NIGP to NAICS. Makes sense for smaller epro services like activebidder to strategically shift from NIGP after perfect commerce?” – anonymous source In my most recent post (New NIGP Revelations: A Story […]

With AMR announcement, is NASPO distancing itself and the UPPCC certification program from the NIGP? by Jon Hansen

May 22, 2015

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“It appears NIGP just transferred the crown jewels (certification) to NASPO . . . this would have been absolutely unheard of in the past.  Are they (UPPCC) looking to maintain credibility? One aspect we did not discuss.  Most professional organizations are based upon individual memberships.  NIGP is based on agency memberships.  It is the city, […]

Jumping Down The #CodeGate Rabbit Holes by Jon Hansen

May 14, 2015

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“In a fall down the rabbit hole, an individual sets off on the path with a goal, gets sidetracked by various events and changes direction several times along the way, eventually ending up somewhere unexpected, typically without having satisfied the original purpose of the quest. Nevertheless, the path often leads to serendipitous discoveries. Furthermore, according to […]

Perfect Commerce Weighs In On The Deep Throat Connection Post by Jon Hansen

April 29, 2015

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Thank you, Jason. I will share this with our readers. Please keep in mind that I was not the one to reveal Mr. Blaine’s identity, but said revelation came as a result of his being named by Rick Grimm as one of the respondents to the very RFI he had provided comment on in the […]