Browsing All posts tagged under »Rick Grimm«

Is NIGP silence a reflection of collective guilt or guilt by association?

August 17, 2016

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“However, I struggle to see a legitimate justification for NIGP’s reluctance to release the audit report. It leads one to suspect, rightly or wrongly, that the contents must be very bad news – perhaps for all those who have received copies.” – Colin Cram, August 16th PI Post Comment When I read the comment from […]

A Grimm Response?

August 11, 2016

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Yesterday I reached out to NIGP CEO Rick Grimm in an e-mail, asking for a comment on my most recent post (Does an apparent lack of transparency provide enough of a reason to stop using the NIGP Code?). Here was his response: Mr. Hansen:  The Institute already provided you with a response to your query regarding our […]

Is There Truth In Procurement?

August 6, 2016

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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 […]

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 […]

New NIGP Revelations: A Story of Burnt Bridges and Promises of A Day of Reckoning by Jon Hansen

June 23, 2015

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“I worked with them several years ago, and one day would like to tell you our saga with NIGP, their consulting arm and Rick Grimm. The worst and most unprofessional group of people . . . As the world turns every dog has its day!”  Out of nowhere I received an e-mail in which the above […]