Browsing All posts tagged under »NIGP Code«

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 […]

Missouri says goodbye to the NIGP Code? by Jon Hansen

August 7, 2015

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In my June 2nd post Hawaii moves away from the NIGP Code . . . will other states follow?, I shared the news that the State had decided to begin using NAICS instead of the NIGP taxonomy. While some have questioned whether a transition to UNSPSC would have been a better move, the underlying focus of the […]

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 […]

Breaking The NIGP Code? by Jon Hansen

June 18, 2015

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Back in the middle of April, I wrote a post titled What is the real cost of moving away from the NIGP Code? At the time, there seemed to be a notable reluctance on the part of NIGP Code licensees such as States, to make the switch to another taxonomy. According to feedback, this reluctance was based upon […]

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 […]

In honoring NIGP CEO, has CIPS undermined procurement’s creditability? by Jon Hansen

June 8, 2015

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A colleague asked me what I had thought of Rick Grimm being awarded a Fellowship by the UK-based Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, which is the organization’s highest grade of membership. As I wasn’t previously aware of it, my first reaction was “hmmmm, that’s interesting . . .maybe he is getting the boot and […]

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 […]

The Other Side of Grimm by Jon Hansen

May 20, 2015

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A colleague recently asked me the following question; will those who oppose NIGP’s Chief Executive Rick Grimm be annoyed because my coverage may not have demonized him as they had hoped? It is an interesting query on many levels. To start, I think it is safe to say that this story overall is frustrating to many regardless of […]

NIGP Enterprise Sponsor Program: A clear example of blatant influence peddling at its worst? by Jon Hansen

April 22, 2015

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Given everything that has come to light regarding the NIGP’s relationship with Periscope and the resulting #CodeGate scandal, Page 6 of the association’s Enterprise Sponsor Program raises some serious questions. Specifically the statement “This Program allows your company to lock-out competitors in your primary market segment.” (NOTE: not only is Periscope a sponsor, but Periscope’s […]

Should governments boycott Periscope-BidSync until the NIGP conflict is resolved? by Jon Hansen

April 22, 2015

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Another major difference between grassroots boycotts and professional campaigns lies in their focus. While grassroots campaigns are usually aimed at convincing consumers to spend their money elsewhere, Steele says that smart campaigns direct their attention towards a brand’s reputation instead of directly at its bottom line. “Although seemingly intangible, the brand value alone of a […]