Some expressed dismay. Others anger. The names of others just disappeared. They include six medical doctors, two professors and a nurse. One of the physicians is listed as a co-chair but has been dead for 20 months.
Says PADS Founder Dr. Robert Campbell: “Big Pharma does something really special. What we have to do is that when they do something special, they get paid for it.”
Spend Matters aggressively defended Ivalua after our analysis of how NYC is paying 340 times more per agency for custom-built eProcurement software than Dallas paid for off the shelf software. When one finally discovers its Client Disclosures page, Ivalua is in a list of companies that are Spend Matters clients.
He denies conflicts while his procurement trade publication Spend Matters cheered the company embroiled in a growing New York City eProcurement contract scandal.
New York City’s costs are approaching $50 million to custom-build an eProcurement system when the City of Dallas got one for less than $50,000. Spend Matter’s full-throated defense of the Big Apple boondoggle caused us to take a look at the influential industry website itself. We were surprised at what we learned.