White Paper: That Was Then, This is Now, Why Suppliers Are Still Choosing to ‘No Bid’

In 2013, the NIGP Business Council created its first white paper, “We ‘No Bid,’ and I’ll Tell You Why.” It was developed based on a Council conversation with the NIGP Governing Board, and it has been a recurring topic among members over the years. The Council has presented on this topic numerous times at events throughout the country, including NIGP chapter events, webinars, and the NIGP Forum. Based on its popularity and impact—and the fact that many entities continue to receive insufficient supplier responses to their solicitations—the Council decided to update the paper to keep it timely and relevant for NIGP’s membership. The Council hopes it inspires a continued dialogue in the community.