Rat Cats, Puppy Dogs & CHORP and other problems with our industry’s media

August 9, 2016



A very interesting, and I believe accurate, assessment of where journalism is heading . . . a world where hard news is replaced by soft pieces that offer little if any meaningful insight into what is happening in the real world. Sadly, the procurement industry’s media has been doing “puppy dog” coverage for some time […]

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NIGP Executive Board: A Forced Silence?

August 8, 2016


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While we continue to work diligently to secure a copy of the NIGP forensic audit through Florida’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), there are a number of questions regarding both the executives on the NIGP Board, as well as the NIGP’s current sponsors. Reports suggest that the audit, which contains a review of the NIGP’s business practices, highlighted several areas of […]

Is There Truth In Procurement?

August 6, 2016


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SciQuest Deal Closes

July 29, 2016


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The SciQuest acquisition and privatization by AKKR closed yesterday. This morning it was reported that SciQuest CEO Stephen Wiehe sold his shares of SciQuest in a series of transactions. He received $18,928,207. 30

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Is Periscope’s “No Comment At This Time” The Right Way To Go?

July 28, 2016


Periscope No Comment

As is my normal practice, I always like to reach out to all parties referenced in a story to provide each one with an opportunity to be heard. The importance of doing this is self-evident. In terms of my post yesterday Periscope Letter Protesting Arizona RFP Eye Opening, I sent a number of messages to to different people […]

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Periscope Letter Protesting Arizona RFP Eye Opening

July 26, 2016


Periscope Final Bid Protest

At the end of this post, you will find a copy of a letter dated July 20th, 2016 from Periscope Holdings Inc. CEO Brian Utley, under the heading Protest of Solicitation No. ADSPO17-00006413; Electronic Procurement Solution. Periscope is challenging the State of Arizona’s decision to issue an RFP for an “Electronic Procurement Solution.” Here is the link to the State’s […]

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Separating Requirements From Preferences In Procurement Job Descriptions

July 26, 2016


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Special thanks to Charles Dominick, SPSM3 of the Next Level Purchasing Association for this guest post. Improving procurement capability can be accomplished in a variety of ways.  I prefer to focus on the people side of procurement capability. Believe it or not, there is a single document at the foundation of the people side of procurement capability […]

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