NIGP #CodeGate

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The NIGP #CodeGate controversy has gained significant traction since I began covering it in earnest at the end of March.  That said, there are some of you who may have just started following this story.

So that you will be in a better position to understand the nature of the growing controversy regarding the relationship between the NIGP (a not-for-profit entity) and Periscope (a private enterprise), I have listed in sequential order by date, every post beginning with the December 11th 2014 Up Periscope article.

In providing a step-by-step overview of the who, what, where, when and why, you will be able to track this story from its early beginnings to where we are at present.

December 11th, 2014 – Up Periscope? Examining Periscope’s acquisition of BidSync with a “Survivor’s” eye

December 14th, 2014 – Who are those guys? Are these the people who will have the most influence on public sector procurement in the coming years? 

March 31st, 2015 – Periscope Protest Letter Highlights Their Reasons For Challenging Missouri Selection of Perfect Commerce

March 31st, 2015 – Missouri Award Protest: The Gettysburg of Public Sector eProcurement (NOTE: First comment exchange with NIGP Chief Executive Rick Grimm)

April 1st, 2015 – The Fruit of The Poisonous NIGP Code Tree

April 3rd, 2015 – With regards to the NIGP Code, are States forfeiting their future for the sake of a questionable past?

April 4th, 2015 – Why the everyday taxpaying citizen should care about the Missouri NIGP Code Bid Protest

April 6th, 2015 – NIGP CodeGate’s Deep Throat reveals troubling conflicts of interest at the “non-profit” association (NOTE: Second comment exchange with NIGP Executive Rick Grimm)

April 8th, 2015 – Watching NIGP Chief Exec implode is both sad and troubling

April 9th, 2015 – What are the origins of the NIGP story?

April 10th, 2015 – The NIGP Code History: A Timeline To Trouble?

April 11th, 2015 – NIGP, Periscope by Colin Cram (Guest Submission by Procurement EU Edition Editor)

April 13th, 2015 – Parthenon Capital Partners: The Dangerous Puppetmaster in the NIGP #CodeGate Controversy?

April 14th, 2015 – Could Periscope’s Deal With Parthenon Be Challenged By NIGP Code Customers?

April 15th, 2015 – What is the real cost of moving away from the NIGP Code?

April 16th, 2015 – NIGP Consulting: Unintended Consequence or Deceit By Design?

April 17th, 2015 – The Silence Of The Blogs (And Industry Analysts)

April 20th, 2015 – Silent No More: Spend Matters and Buyers Meeting Point Weigh in on #CodeGate

April 22nd, 2015 – Should governments boycott Periscope-BidSync until the NIGP conflict is resolved?

April 22nd, 2015 – NIGP Enterprise Sponsor Program: A clear example of blatant influence peddling at its worst?

April 23rd, 2015 – Was The NIGP Competitive RFI For Their Consulting Arm Really Competitive?

April 25th, 2015 – NIGP Consulting RFI: A Case Of Too Close For Comfort?

April 26th, 2015 – Anatomy Of An RFI: Examining The Official NIGP Consulting RFI Document

April 27th, 2015 – The Deep Throat 2015 – Perfect Commerce Connection

April 28th, 2015 – Is Respected George Washington University Director of Government Procurement Law The Fall Guy In The NIGP Consulting RFI Controversy?

April 29th, 2015 – Perfect Commerce Weighs In On The Deep Throat Connection Post

April 30th, 2015 – A Study In Absolute Power At The NIGP?

April 30th, 2015 – “When It Comes To The NIGP, Just Follow The Money Mr. Hansen . . . Follow The Money”

May 2nd, 2015 – Request For Clarification Of NIGP Chief Exec’s Expenses, Solicits A Slower Response Than Expected

May 4th, 2015 – In A Quest For Context, NIGP and ISM Comparison Raise Very Interesting Questions

May 6th, 2015 – The NASPO Factor: Has The NIGP Awakened A Sleeping Giant?

May 8th, 2015 – Are Nonprofit Procurement Industry Associations Only Profitable For Their CEOs?

May 8th, 2015 – From The Shadows Emerges An Invitation To My Readers To Consider Questions Regarding The NIGP

May 10th, 2015 – Stumbling And Stonewalling Its Way Through CodeGate, Why Would Anyone Want To Belong To The NIGP

May 12th, 2015 – What Role Did The Collective NIGP Membership Play In The #CodeGate Scandal?

May 14th, 2015 – Jumping Down The #CodeGate Rabbit Holes

May 15th, 2015 – New NIGP 990 Return Review: Optics Versus Profitability – Which Is More Important?

May 20th, 2015 – The Other Side of Grimm

May 22nd, 2015 – With AMR announcement, is NASPO distancing itself and the UPPCC certification program from the NIGP?

June 2nd, 2015 – Hawaii moves away from the NIGP Code . . . will other states follow?

June 6th, 2015 – Playing Peek-A-Boo With Departing NIGP President Donald Buffum

June 8th, 2015 – In honoring NIGP CEO, has CIPS undermined procurement’s creditability?

June 9th, 2015 – Will NIGP CEO Rick Grimm Be Stepping Down?

June 23rd, 2015 – New NIGP Revelations: A Story of Burnt Bridges and Promises of A Day of Reckoning

June 25th, 2015 – The beginning of an exodus from the NIGP Code?

July 7th, 2015 – Did Periscope (and the NIGP) sell Parthenon a white elephant?

August 7th, 2015 – Missouri says goodbye to the NIGP Code?

August 18th, 2015 – Are associations for sale to the highest bidder?

March 24th, 2016 – What was the end result of the NIGP #CodeGate Story? Internal Audit may provide the answers

April 4th, 2016 – Why won’t the NIGP provide a copy of forensic audit?

April 6th, 2016 – NIGP Counsel: Non-profit organization will not release the findings from the forensic audit . . .

April 8th, 2016 – Did the NIGP sign form agreeing to comply with Florida open records law?

April 18th, 2016 – Why the procurement world should take note of Bernie Sanders’ closing statement

April 19th, 2016 – Is NASPOs silence regarding NIGP audit non-disclosure a sign that the procurement world can’t police itself?

April 20th, 2016 – NASPO Response Explains Why Some View Procurement As A Second Class Profession

August 8th, 2016 – NIGP Executive Board: A Forced Silence?

August 10th, 2016 – Does an apparent lack of transparency provide enough of a reason to stop using the NIGP Code?

August 11th, 2016 – A Grimm Response?

You can follow my coverage of this story on Twitter using the hashtags #missbid #CodeGate

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