Browsing All posts tagged under »NASPO«

NASPO Sent Me A Tweet Regarding Podcast – Here Is My Response!

April 27, 2022

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NASPO tweet regarding podcast opens up the door to the past - and perhaps the next Top 20 show of FeedSpot?

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The NASPO Factor: Has The NIGP Awakened A Sleeping Giant? by Jon Hansen

May 6, 2015

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“I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.” –  Isoroku Yamamoto The following is a hypothetical conversation regarding where NASPO might fit in relative to the NIGP #CodeGate scandal: The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO), Inc. was formally established on January 29, […]

The Deep Throat 2015 – Perfect Commerce Connection by Jon Hansen

April 27, 2015

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Since the #CodeGate story broke, I have been kept somewhat busy with the inflow of information regarding the internal goings on at the NIGP.  It feels like I have taken more than 100 pages of notes and reviewed even more in terms of documents online and otherwise provided. What has enabled me to write the posts […]

What is the real cost of moving away from the NIGP Code? by Jon Hansen

April 15, 2015

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“Interesting yet . . . outside of a handful of States, the majority of the 33 using the NIGP Code according to my multiple sources, do not feel that the history component is enough of a deterrent relative to making the change to the UNSPSC Code.  Their determination in this regard is further underlined by […]

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 […]