Global Standard for Procurement and Supply

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Level: Operational

Theme: Ethics

Segment 11.2 Ethics for Procurement and Supply

Segment 11.2 Ethics for Procurement and Supply

Knowledge: Will know and understand Capabilities: Will be able to

The application of the CIPS Code of Conduct in procurement and supply by:

  • Enhancing and protecting the standing of the profession
  • Maintaining the highest standard of integrity in all business relationships
  • Promoting the eradication of unethical business relationships
  • Enhancing the proficiency and stature of the profession
  • Ensuring compliance with laws and regulations

Ensure and encourage compliance with the CIPS Code of Conduct

The use of codes of ethics in procurement and supply

Monitor the work of stakeholders to ensure that the codes of ethics in procurement and supply are upheld and to escalate to senior management any suspected breach

The use of documented policies and procedures for the work of procurement and supply, including:

  • The responsibilities for procurement
  • Regulations relating to competition
  • Levels of delegated authority
  • Responsibilities for the stages of the sourcing process
  • Invoice clearance and payment

Explain how documented policies and procedures for procurement and supply should be interpreted and applied to promote ethical practice

The conflicts of interest that can exist in the work of procurement and supply and how to deal with them

Explain how to identify potential conflicts of interest that can occur in the work of procurement and supply and how they should be addressed to ensure that ethical practices are prioritised

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The application of the CIPS Code of Conduct in procurement and supply by:

  • Enhancing and protecting the standing of the profession
  • Maintaining the highest standard of integrity in all business relationships
  • Promoting the eradication of unethical business relationships
  • Enhancing the proficiency and stature of the profession
  • Ensuring compliance with laws and regulations
Capabilities: Will be able to

Ensure and encourage compliance with the CIPS Code of Conduct

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The use of codes of ethics in procurement and supply

Capabilities: Will be able to

Monitor the work of stakeholders to ensure that the codes of ethics in procurement and supply are upheld and to escalate to senior management any suspected breach

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The use of documented policies and procedures for the work of procurement and supply, including:

  • The responsibilities for procurement
  • Regulations relating to competition
  • Levels of delegated authority
  • Responsibilities for the stages of the sourcing process
  • Invoice clearance and payment
Capabilities: Will be able to

Explain how documented policies and procedures for procurement and supply should be interpreted and applied to promote ethical practice

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The conflicts of interest that can exist in the work of procurement and supply and how to deal with them

Capabilities: Will be able to

Explain how to identify potential conflicts of interest that can occur in the work of procurement and supply and how they should be addressed to ensure that ethical practices are prioritised

This segment was last updated on: 4th April 2017

The Global Standard for Procurement and Supply structure

Released in 2014 the Standard is a competency framework of procurement and supply skills, knowledge and capabilities that can be used by individuals and organisations to identity training and professional development needs at varying levels of competency.

The Global Standard for Procurement and Supply structure
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