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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 […]

Why the procurement world should take note of Bernie Sanders’ closing statement

April 18, 2016

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While I am not a Bernie Sanders supporter – as a Canadian I can’t obviously vote in the US election anyway – I have experienced first hand the uneven advantage that money brings to a select few (McDonald’s, SciQuest and Lady Justice: Why The Canadian Judicial System Fails Its Citizens and, NIGP Counsel: Non-profit organization will not release the […]

Oracle And SciQuest: When Market Need And Timing Trumps Corporate Development Models by Jon Hansen

July 13, 2015

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Big corporations are constantly on the hunt for smaller startups that can fill a void. They not only look for innovative solutions but also companies that already have a strong presence and have scaled. – Innovation: Small Businesses Live It, Big Businesses Buy It by Mike Templeman, Inc. Magazine One of the most interesting aspects 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 […]

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, […]

Are Nonprofit Procurement Industry Associations Only Profitable For Their CEOs? By Jon Hansen

May 8, 2015

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Based on a 2013 study by Charity Navigator, and taking into account the regional differences relating to cost of living, the average (CEO) salary is $148,250 . . .  In the spirit of fairness, I also wanted to see if there was any difference between the above referenced overall average, and the nonprofit category relating to the […]