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
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 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 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 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 29th, 2015 – Perfect Commerce Weighs In On The Deep Throat Connection Post
April 30th, 2015 – A Study In Absolute Power At The NIGP?
May 6th, 2015 – The NASPO Factor: Has The NIGP Awakened A Sleeping Giant?
May 14th, 2015 – Jumping Down The #CodeGate Rabbit Holes
May 20th, 2015 – The Other Side of Grimm
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 9th, 2015 – Will NIGP CEO Rick Grimm Be Stepping Down?
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?
April 4th, 2016 – Why won’t the NIGP provide a copy of forensic audit?
April 8th, 2016 – Did the NIGP sign form agreeing to comply with Florida open records law?
August 8th, 2016 – NIGP Executive Board: A Forced Silence?
August 11th, 2016 – A Grimm Response?
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