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The NIGP Code History: A Timeline To Trouble? by Jon Hansen

April 10, 2015

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“A wildfire is an uncontrolled fire that can, given the right set of circumstances, spread quickly to consume and devastate a large area of land.  Unlike other fires, once started wildfires unexpectedly and without warning change direction as well as jump gaps in roads and rivers making its containment a nearly impossible challenge.” The wildfire […]

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 […]

With regards to the NIGP Code, are States forfeiting their future for the sake of a questionable past? by Jon Hansen

April 3, 2015

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“Just to be clear . . . one of the main reasons why States don’t just jump to the United Nation’s Code is that without a crosswalk, historic spend data that is tied into the NIGP Code would be lost?  Based on my research to date, it appears that with the exception of a handful […]

The Fruit of The Poisonous NIGP Code Tree by Jon Hansen

April 1, 2015

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The National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. is a national, membership-based non-profit organization providing support to professionals in the public sector purchasing profession. – Wikipedia This past November, I had an opportunity to meet and talk with the NIGP’s Chief Executive Rick Grimm.  As a panelist in a discussion that I was moderating, I found […]

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 […]