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

April 9, 2015

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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, […]

Up Periscope? Examining Periscope’s acquisition of BidSync with a “Survivor’s” eye by Jon Hansen

December 11, 2014

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Breaking News Update: Word is that Periscope and BidSync have filed a formal letter of protest regarding Missouri’s award of a contract to Perfect Commerce. Over the next day or two I will be providing further details.  That said there are suggestions that Periscope is using their NIGP connections both on and off the record, […]

Should governments be compelled to re-tender contracts if the incumbent supplier is doing a good job? by Jon Hansen

December 3, 2013

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The other day I posed a question in a number of LinkedIn groups based on a post by Ian Burdon (Risk Aversion, Bad faith and Scams , November 13th, 2013). The question was fairly straight forward; Should governments be compelled to re-tender contracts if the incumbent supplier is doing a good job? (refer to today’s post […]

Surprise, surprise: The UK has the most expensive public procurement system in Europe by Dr. Pedro Telles

August 19, 2013

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Editor’s Note: Today’s post is by our newest Procurement Insights European Union Edition contributing columnist Dr. Pedro Telles from Bangor University. Dr. Telles joined Bangor Law School in January 2011 as a member of the acclaimed Winning in Tendering project team. He is a specialist in public procurement law. Dr. Telles has previously worked as […]

Does the UK’s new Crown Commercial Service represent the future of public sector procurement? by Jon Hansen

July 24, 2013

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A corporate-style overhaul of the way the government buys up to £12bn of goods and services will be announced today as ministers try to use the spur of austerity to change the way Whitehall operates and make savings of around £1bn a year. from the  July 23rd, 2013 Financial Times article Business-style agency to run […]

How NOT to Follow a Strategic Sourcing Process by Kelly Barner

July 16, 2013

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I recently wrote an article for the ThomasNet Procurement Journal about the dangers of following the strategic sourcing process too closely. As well intentioned as any process is, over time, it is not uncommon for it to stand in for the THOUGHT process. We’ve all made the mistake of forgetting to think outside the lines, […]

The Privatization of the UK Government? by Jon Hansen

June 10, 2013

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In the most recent post in the Procurement Insights EU blog, Colin Cram discusses the recent Lord Browne Report on non-executive directors working with the UK government. For those who may be unfamiliar with the term, non-executives are drawn from numerous industry sectors (see graphic below) to provide expertise for an annual fee of roughly […]

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