Principles and Standards of Procurement Ethics
Regional Procurement Management and staff are committed to providing fair and transparent services that comply with legal and ethical requirements.
Our team are committed to:
- Avoiding the intent and appearance of unethical or compromising practice in relationships, actions and communications.
- Demonstrating loyalty to the employer by diligently following the lawful instructions of the employer, using reasonable care and only the authority granted.
- Refraining from any private business or professional activity that would create a conflict between personal interests and the interests of the employer.
- Refraining from soliciting or accepting money, loans, credits, or prejudicial discounts and the acceptances of gifts, entertainment, favours or services from present or potential suppliers that might influence, or appear to influence, procurement decisions.
- Handling confidential or proprietary information belonging to employers or suppliers with due care and proper consideration of ethical and legal ramifications and regulations.
- Promoting positive supplier relationships though courtesy and impartiality in all phases of the procurement cycle.
- Refraining from reciprocal agreements that restrain competition.
- Knowing and obeying the letter and spirit of laws governing the procurement function and remaining alert to the legal ramifications of procurement decisions.
- Enhancing the proficiency and stature of the procurement profession by acquiring and maintaining current knowledge and the highest standards of ethical behaviour.
To view our full Statement of Business Ethics please click here.