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Is NIGP silence a reflection of collective guilt or guilt by association?

August 17, 2016

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“However, I struggle to see a legitimate justification for NIGP’s reluctance to release the audit report. It leads one to suspect, rightly or wrongly, that the contents must be very bad news – perhaps for all those who have received copies.” – Colin Cram, August 16th PI Post Comment When I read the comment from […]

Truth In Procurement Part 2

August 13, 2016

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Apparently Part 1 of my interview on Bill Culhane‘s terrific radio show broke listener records, so tune into part 2 and let me know what you think . . . (for Canadian listeners, you can hear the segment on Spreaker at https://lnkd.in/e-ZDtv7) Going wherever the Truth leads. Also, the Cubs are leading and Bed Bugs […]

A Grimm Response?

August 11, 2016

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Yesterday I reached out to NIGP CEO Rick Grimm in an e-mail, asking for a comment on my most recent post (Does an apparent lack of transparency provide enough of a reason to stop using the NIGP Code?). Here was his response: Mr. Hansen:  The Institute already provided you with a response to your query regarding our […]

Does an apparent lack of transparency provide enough of a reason to stop using the NIGP Code?

August 10, 2016

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The NIGP’s continuing refusal to turn over what I will call the #CodeGate audit – I refer to it as this because it appears that Procurement Insights’ coverage played a large part in the document’s creation – raises an interesting question. Should the apparent lack of transparency on the part of the NIGP cause enough of a […]

NIGP Executive Board: A Forced Silence?

August 8, 2016

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While we continue to work diligently to secure a copy of the NIGP forensic audit through Florida’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), there are a number of questions regarding both the executives on the NIGP Board, as well as the NIGP’s current sponsors. Reports suggest that the audit, which contains a review of the NIGP’s business practices, highlighted several areas of […]

Is There Truth In Procurement?

August 6, 2016

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NASPO Response Explains Why Some View Procurement As A Second Class Profession

April 20, 2016

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Over the years I have been a passionate advocate for the procurement profession. While I dutifully covered stories such as the 2007 CPO Agenda Roundtable, in which participating executives expressed the believe that the best person to run a purchasing department was someone who doesn’t have a purchasing background I, like most in our profession, took […]

Is NASPOs silence regarding NIGP audit non-disclosure a sign that the procurement world can’t police itself?

April 19, 2016

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I also believe that the impact goes beyond the industry to effect the creditability of the government procurement process overall and, ultimately the taxpayer. Look at Missouri as an example. If the NIGP taxonomy can be used to influence decision-making at the state level, thereby giving one vendor an advantage over every other vendor, what […]

Did the NIGP sign form agreeing to comply with Florida open records law?

April 8, 2016

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Despite assertions in the April 5th, 2016 letter I received from the NIGP’s legal counsel indicating that the Florida Open Records law does not apply to the non-profit organization, my research may suggest otherwise. With regard to the NIGP’s annual compliance certification, it appears that before certain Florida agencies would submit their membership dues, the CEO (or […]

NIGP Counsel: Non-profit organization will not release the findings from the forensic audit . . .

April 6, 2016

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I received the following letter from the NIGP’s DC-based counsel, informing me that they will not be releasing copies of either the forensic audit or related studies/recommendations concerning the non-profit’s practices. While I will direct you to read the letter from Venable LLP for the full details, the basis for refusing my request is as […]