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Interview with SCC County Exec Smith Regarding KPMG Contract Subdued But Interesting

March 24, 2017

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In a subdued (perhaps uneasy) but seemingly earnest manner Santa Clara County Executive Jeffrey Smith joined me on the PI Window On The World show yesterday to discuss concerns surrounding the recent extension of a KPMG contract to shore up the County’s procurement practice. (Click Image Below To Listen To Interview.) This is definitely an […]

Should Public Sector Procurement Be Outsourced To Private Enterprise?

March 15, 2017

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Talk of privatizing or outsourcing the public sector procurement function is nothing new. Referring to a post I had written on this blog back in October 2007, Dr. Ronald Utt had actually proposed the privatization of the General Services Administration or GSA through an employee buyout. In a Heritage Foundation paper dated May 26, 1995, […]

Santa Clara County Exec Jeffrey Smith Agrees To Interview

March 14, 2017

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Jeffrey Smith’s response to my e-mail requesting an interview was succinct and to the point; “This week is tough, is next week ok.” I had reached out to County Executive Smith regarding my March 12th post; Santa Clara KPMG Expenditure Raises Red Flags. When he responded last night indicating his willingness to talk, I was encouraged, […]

Santa Clara KPMG Expenditure Raises Red Flags

March 12, 2017

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Back in June of last year, I wrote a post regarding Santa Clara’s procurement practice titled “I Have Waited Nearly 10 Years For This To Happen . . . The Santa Clara Story“. In that article, I drew comparisons between Virginia’s highly successful eVA program and the program that had been successfully implemented by the County. […]

Self-Determination Over Technology: How The County of Santa Clara Has Laid The Foundation For eProcurement Success by Jon Hansen

June 23, 2015

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“I have been following Virginia since 2000 – 15 years ago. To be connected with Virginia and to implement Ariba in SCC, we are going to have a huge imprint in the US. I used Jon Hansen’s articles to do my research to further justify the right eProcurement strategy for the County. And now I […]