Browsing All posts tagged under »Arizona«

Mickey North Rizza v. Thomas Kase

May 3, 2017

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Some of the people who have been following the #coupakase story had observed that while Thomas Kase’s move to Coupa isn’t as noteworthy as when Mickey North Rizza jumped to Bravo, they are in agreement that the optics are an issue. I would agree with this assessment from the standpoint of poor optics. However, for […]

The Ivalua tail wags the CGI dog

April 17, 2017

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On the 26th of April, I will be interviewing Ivalua’s SVP Sales and Business Development Amol Joshi for the PI Window on The World radio show. The segment will air on the 27th of April at 12:00 Noon. In preparation for the interview with Joshi, I had the opportunity to talk with him earlier today […]

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, […]

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 […]

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

July 28, 2016

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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 […]

Periscope Letter Protesting Arizona RFP Eye Opening

July 26, 2016

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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 […]

Anatomy Of An RFI: Examining The Official NIGP Consulting RFI Document by Jon Hansen

April 26, 2015

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. . . an RFI is often used as a solicitation sent to a broad base of potential suppliers for the purpose of conditioning suppliers’ minds, developing strategy, building a database, and preparing for an RFP, RFT, or RFQ. – Wikipedia Okay fellow procurement professionals . . . am I missing something here, or is […]