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Ivalua WINS Arizona, but will the award be challenged?

April 7, 2017

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“Ivalua is excited to be awarded the business for Source-to-Pay solution along with our partner KPMG. State of Arizona Procurement and IT teams have been leaders in procurement transformation and have been using procurement technology for the last 8 years. As the State looks to start the next leg of their transformation journey, a modern, […]

The Year That Was, And The Year That Will Be – NIGP & SciQuest Update

April 4, 2017

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Even though we are past the first quarter in 2017, there are still some notable stories from 2016 that need to be wrapped up. For example, 2016 was the first year that this blog was sponsor free. There was also the SciQuest lawsuit that began in 2015, as well as the continuing investigation surrounding NIGP #CodeGate, both […]

The Fourth Estate Beckons

April 1, 2017

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When I made the decision to move away from accepting sponsors for this blog it was part of a longer-term plan. As many of you already know, I have been at times critical of what I consider to be the absence of real objectivity in the coverage of our industry. It is not that there […]

Who won Arizona?

March 30, 2017

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Earlier this week I had been made aware of recent developments in Arizona. While I was told to whom the State had awarded the contract for the RFP referenced in my July 26th, 2016 post titled Periscope Letter Protesting Arizona RFP Eye Opening, I am waiting to reveal this information until I have had the opportunity to […]

Interview with SCC County Exec Smith Regarding KPMG Contract Subdued But Interesting

March 24, 2017

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In a subdued (perhaps uneasy) but seemingly earnest manner Santa Clara County Executive Jeffrey Smith joined me on the PI Window On The World show yesterday to discuss concerns surrounding the recent extension of a KPMG contract to shore up the County’s procurement practice. (Click Image Below To Listen To Interview.) This is definitely an […]

Top Public Sector Procurement Expert: Santa Clara $2 Million KPMG Extension Makes No Sense

March 15, 2017

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I must admit that I am not often stumped by what happens in the world of procurement. Surprised yes, disappointed without question, but outright stumped rarely. Unfortunately or fortunately – depending on your perspective, what is happening in Santa Clara regarding the $2 million KPMG extension is one of those rare moments. In times like […]

Should Public Sector Procurement Be Outsourced To Private Enterprise?

March 15, 2017

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Talk of privatizing or outsourcing the public sector procurement function is nothing new. Referring to a post I had written on this blog back in October 2007, Dr. Ronald Utt had actually proposed the privatization of the General Services Administration or GSA through an employee buyout. In a Heritage Foundation paper dated May 26, 1995, […]