NIGP, Periscope by Colin Cram

April 11, 2015


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Originally posted on Procurement Insights EU Edition:
Organisations such as NIGP frequently struggle to exist on membership subscriptions alone. They therefore have to find other sources of income. My interpretation of the issues identified by Jon Hansen is that the need for income may have led the NIGP into what appear to be some shady…

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The NIGP Code History: A Timeline To Trouble? by Jon Hansen

April 10, 2015



“A wildfire is an uncontrolled fire that can, given the right set of circumstances, spread quickly to consume and devastate a large area of land.  Unlike other fires, once started wildfires unexpectedly and without warning change direction as well as jump gaps in roads and rivers making its containment a nearly impossible challenge.” The wildfire […]

What are the origins of the NIGP story? by Jon Hansen

April 9, 2015


NIGP Within Post

oligarchy [ol-i-gahr-kee] 1. a form of government in which all power is vested in a few persons or in a dominant class or clique; government by a few. I would imagine that it would be easy to assume that the origins of the NIGP -Persiscope story originated with the seemingly innocuous musings of my December 11th, […]

Watching NIGP Chief Exec implode is both sad and troubling by Jon Hansen

April 8, 2015


Don't shoot yourself in the foot

Of the many, many comments I have received regarding my coverage of the growing NIGP #CodeGate controversy, one that has stood out is actually the question “what is the organization’s Chief Executive Rick Grimm thinking?” The above statements have been made in the context of both their surprise that he has responded in a public forum […]

NIGP CodeGate’s Deep Throat reveals troubling conflicts of interest at the “non-profit” association by Jon Hansen

April 6, 2015



I didn’t have to plant a red flag in a flower pot outside on my apartment balcony – which is a good thing because I don’t live in an apartment . . . nor do I have a balcony. To start, I do not know the individual who contacted me . . . I won’t even share […]

Why the everyday taxpaying citizen should care about the Missouri NIGP Code Bid Protest by Jon Hansen

April 4, 2015



“Can you imagine what a politician would do with a story like this?  How would State’s explain their coming under the thumb of a purported non-profit entity such as the NIGP who, through what appears to be a non-arms length relationship with a private entity, wields enough power to the point that they can dictate […]

With regards to the NIGP Code, are States forfeiting their future for the sake of a questionable past? by Jon Hansen

April 3, 2015


NIGP Silver or Lead

“Just to be clear . . . one of the main reasons why States don’t just jump to the United Nation’s Code is that without a crosswalk, historic spend data that is tied into the NIGP Code would be lost?  Based on my research to date, it appears that with the exception of a handful […]


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