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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 […]

What was the end result of the NIGP #CodeGate Story? Internal Audit may provide the answers

March 24, 2016

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Have you ever stared at one of those posters in an effort to see the hidden picture? The key to being able to see the image is to relax your eyes. The reason is fairly straight forward, the more you try to see something, the more you strain your eyes searching for an outline of the […]

While Bravo asks me to wait, the data coming in paints an interesting picture by Jon Hansen

July 11, 2015

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“We saw your article on BravoSolution’s alleged tactics in Ontario and are quite concerned. There are several factual inaccuracies both implied and stated in the article. I understand the reporting is based on what you heard from an anonymous source.  BravoSolution would like the opportunity to respond and set the record straight before you post […]

Did Periscope (and the NIGP) sell Parthenon a white elephant? by Jon Hansen

July 7, 2015

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“I am just spitballing here but . . . Hawaii as well as other governments have or are moving away from the NIGP Code. Others have said that it would not be that difficult to switch taxonomies either . . . is the reason why Periscope made the deal with Parthenon and then merged with BidSync, due […]

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 […]

Self-Determination Over Technology: How The County of Santa Clara Has Laid The Foundation For eProcurement Success by Jon Hansen

June 23, 2015

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“I have been following Virginia since 2000 – 15 years ago. To be connected with Virginia and to implement Ariba in SCC, we are going to have a huge imprint in the US. I used Jon Hansen’s articles to do my research to further justify the right eProcurement strategy for the County. And now I […]

Will NIGP CEO Rick Grimm Be Stepping Down? by Jon Hansen

June 9, 2015

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“An alternative would be that Grimm is terrified of what he might be facing at the conference, and as a result is hoping that this news re Buffum’s testimonial and the CIPS honor will have an impact with the membership . . .” The above is an excerpt of a statement I made during an […]

Playing Peek-A-Boo With Departing NIGP President Donald Buffum by Jon Hansen

June 6, 2015

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“Finally, and I speak for the entire board when I say this, we are wonderfully blessed to have a great CEO in Rick Grimm and a fantastic support team in Herndon. They continue to support all of us on a daily basis and we, in turn, support and believe in Rick and the rest of […]

Hawaii moves away from the NIGP Code . . . will other states follow? by Jon Hansen

June 2, 2015

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IMPORTANT NOTICE! HIePRO currently uses NIGP (National Institute of Governmental Purchasing) commodity codes to connect vendors to the solicitations they are interested via e-mail notifications. In August 2015, the State Procurement Office (SPO) will change the commodity code classification system from the NIGP codes to the NAICS (North American Industry Code System) code. The e-mail […]