It is important that all staff involved in committing an Institution’s funds does so in an ethical manner. He/she must not only place the business in an open, transparent and non-discriminatory manner but must also be able to demonstrate this.
The Institution’s procurement policies and procedures have two purposes:
- to help ensure that value for money is obtained when committing the institution’s funds and
- to help protect the member of staff performing the procurement activity from claims of unfair treatment. In essence, if the member of staff is following the prescribed procedures this is a defence should a complaint arise.
For further information regarding ethics, please refer to the following document:
- Ethics - Short Guide
And consider taking the CIPS Ethical Procurement Training Course which is provided free of charge to CPC Members funded by CPL Group.