Questions Focus on How New York City’s de Blasio Administration Buys Procurement Software
2018-09-11
What Role Did KPMG’s Procurement Practice Leader Play in Securing a Lucrative Contract for the iValua-KPMG Partnership?  Since Checks and Balances Project began an examination into the lucrative industry of selling e-procurement software to local and state government agencies, we’ve grown particularly interested in the way in which the software has been purchased by New… Read more »
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Citi Bike
Lyft’s Monopoly on Bike Sharing in New York City Raises Questions
2018-08-28
New technologies are providing more mobility options than ever for consumers in cities across the country. Why did New York City officials agree as recently as December 2017 to renew a monopoly contract and stick with an older transportation technology in a large portion of Manhattan plus parts of Brooklyn and Queens?
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KPMG lobbying
KPMG Lobbying of NYC Officials Raises Questions About French E-Procurement Company’s Lucrative Contract
2018-08-17
In December 2016, KPMG and Ivalua announced an alliance. That same month, they were selected by the City of New York to use Ivalua’s e-procurement software and transform how some 40 agencies spend approximately $15 billion annually. The deal was subject to oversight by the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services. Did Ivalua’s superior technology win the day? Perhaps. Or was it KPMG’s persistent lobbying on procurement that stretched back to at least 2014?
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Seitz
New Statewide Poll: Just 16% of Ohio Voters Believe Seitz’s Claim Sexual Harassment Complaint is “Meritless”
2018-06-28
We’ve been asking the leadership of the Ohio House for months to tell the public what steps they taking to ensure that they don’t have a culture of sexual harassment, and that Seitz’s inappropriate behavior was an isolated incident – and not a pattern. They have evaded the questions, which are beginning to take a toll in terms of credibility and public trust.
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