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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 […]

The Greatest Gift Boomers Can Give Millennials? Integrity And Courage!

April 15, 2016

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“To you from failing hands we throw . . . The torch; be yours to hold it high”  During the First World War, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae wrote the famous poem In Flanders Fields from which the above quote was taken. His words have come to symbolize both the tragedy of war, and the demands it places […]

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 […]

Why won’t the NIGP provide a copy of forensic audit?

April 4, 2016

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In my March 24th post titled What was the end result of the NIGP #CodeGate Story? Internal Audit may provide the answers, I had reported that I had made a request to obtain copies of the NIGP’s Strategic Partnerships/Forensic Audit, and the corresponding recommendations by Florida-based public relations firm Pierson Grant. My hope at the time was […]

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 […]

Are associations for sale to the highest bidder? by Jon Hansen

August 18, 2015

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My last post Is The Busch Era Coming To An End . . . Should It Have Started In The First Place?, has generated some interesting feedback. Here are a few examples: “This was quality read and you’ve raised some thought provoking questions!” – Government Market Master Group Member “You really nailed it on Spend Matters and […]

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 […]