Austin, TX, April 10, 2013 – Periscope is excited to announce that the company has successfully expanded its partnership with the NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement and has been granted the opportunity to provide managed services that will support the continued growth and success of the NIGP Consulting program.
The NIGP Consulting program has been a successful venture for NIGP since it was formed in 1995. NIGP recently elected to outsource the marketing and management of its NIGP Consulting program and executed an agreement with Periscope to assume these new responsibilities.
NIGP Consulting services provide procurement management support in areas of strategic procurement planning, procurement process and organizational reviews, contract management and administration, technology reviews, eProcurement readiness assessments, energy market evaluations, and policy reviews and development.
Periscope will extend NIGP Consulting capacities through its proven project management expertise, report and deliverable production, relevant benchmarking, best practices identification, and analysis. The company plans to launch changes that will be essential forces toward a positive evolution of the program. Highlighted primary changes include consulting methodology and additional resources to assist the NIGP consultants, development of an effective sales and marketing approach, in-depth consulting training for the program’s procurement subject matter experts, and partnerships with other consulting organizations that can provide supplemental expertise as needed.
“Periscope has achieved a considerable amount of success in maintaining the NIGP Code over the years, and we believe that this new concentration on the NIGP Consulting program will integrate well with our existing coding services, training programs, and inventory analysis and rationalization capabilities,” said Matt Walker, Periscope’s President of NIGP Code Services. “We truly value our partnership with NIGP and are thrilled to be broadening the scope of our work together.”
Rick Grimm, CEO of NIGP, is also looking forward to the transition of the consulting program to Periscope. “Periscope’s focus on the government sector, commitment to the success of public agencies and close alignment with NIGP’s core values makes them a unique and ideal partner for NIGP. Through their expertise, we believe we can broaden the reach of NIGP Consulting to more effectively meet the needs of procurement agencies at all levels of government and educational institutions.”
ABOUT PERISCOPE HOLDINGS, INC.
Periscope Holdings, Inc. (www.periscopeholdings.com) is a privately-held technology company headquartered in Austin, Texas. Periscope works with public entities to achieve best practices in procurement through its comprehensive software solution BuySpeed and consulting services.
Periscope eradicates waste in procurement delivering time and money-saving results for more than 100,000 users in the United States and Canada. BuySpeed customers include the states of Arizona, Maryland and New Jersey; the cities of Fort Lauderdale, Baltimore, New Orleans and Tucson; the counties of Harris and Knox as well as Virginia Beach Public Schools, Alaska Department of Transportation and the Chicago Housing Authority.
Periscope also holds the exclusive license to maintain, enhance and market the NIGP Commodity/Services Code on behalf of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. (www.nigp.org), and oversees management of the NIGP Consulting program.
ABOUT NIGP: THE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC PROCUREMENT
NIGP (www.nigp.org) develops, supports and promotes the public procurement profession through premier educational and research programs, professional support, technical services and advocacy initiatives that benefit its members and constituents.
With over 2,600 member agencies representing over 16,000 professionals across the United States, Canada and countries outside of North America, the Institute is international in its reach.
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Periscope Holdings, Inc.
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NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement
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