Browsing All posts tagged under »CIPS«

The beginning of an exodus from the NIGP Code? by Jon Hansen

June 25, 2015


“ is an eprocurement website that runs Riverside/Irvine California and perhaps a few others . . .  They just announced the switch from NIGP to NAICS. Makes sense for smaller epro services like activebidder to strategically shift from NIGP after perfect commerce?” – anonymous source In my most recent post (New NIGP Revelations: A Story […]

In honoring NIGP CEO, has CIPS undermined procurement’s creditability? by Jon Hansen

June 8, 2015


A colleague asked me what I had thought of Rick Grimm being awarded a Fellowship by the UK-based Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, which is the organization’s highest grade of membership. As I wasn’t previously aware of it, my first reaction was “hmmmm, that’s interesting . . .maybe he is getting the boot and […]

When The CIPS Are Down: UK Nonprofit’s Financial Picture Raises Further NIGP Questions by Jon Hansen

May 5, 2015


In yesterday’s post In A Quest For Context, NIGP and ISM Comparison Raise Very Interesting Questions, I expressed an interest in having a greater understanding of how the NIGP has been able to “buck the ISM money losing trend these past 3 years”? I then indicated that it would also be interesting to see if ISM’s losses are an exception, […]

In A Quest For Context, NIGP and ISM Comparison Raise Very Interesting Questions by Jon Hansen

May 4, 2015


There is a saying that the numbers don’t lie, so lets go right to the numbers and then analyze what they really mean. In the year ending 2012, here are the numbers for both the NIGP and ISM* per their respective 990 submissions. By the way I referenced these returns, as they were the most recent in […]

Silent No More: Spend Matters and Buyers Meeting Point Weigh in on #CodeGate by Jon Hansen

April 20, 2015


On Friday I wrote the post The Silence Of The Blogs (And Industry Analysts). As I had indicated, while there are without a doubt numerous benefits of being the one to cover a story of significant importance – which I believe the NIGP – Periscope story to be, there is a greater good that must be served […]

Outsourcing by Colin Cram FCIPS

November 9, 2012


Since 1990 it has sometimes seemed that no UK government could outsource enough. The Labour Party, for the information of those readers outside the UK, is generally thought to be the most left wing of the main political parties and, as its name suggests, has a close relationship with the trades unions. However, when it […]

CIPS Presentation at eWorld on Public Sector Adoption of E-Sourcing Tools Timely in Light of Sir Philip Green Review

October 15, 2010


In light of the Sir Philip Green review of government spending which highlighted some “crazy” decisions on IT spending, University of the West England Professor Andrew Douglas’ eWorld presentation on the utilization of E-Sourcing Tools seems timely. Here is both the audio as well as PowerPoint presentation from his September 28th session.       […]


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