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Ethics: A Survival Kit for Public Procurement

  • September 22, 2016
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Idaho Correctional Industries, 1301 N. Orchard St., Boise

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Instructor: Mr. Robin J. Rickard, CPPO,OPBC

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Ethics are the principles which define behavior as right, good and appropriate. Employees in public service are bound to uphold certain values which extend beyond simply doing what’s legal. Ethical behavior is essential to earning and keeping public trust. This course is designed to offer a practical hands-on approach to ethical decision-making in the public procurement process by engaging in exercises and case studies that reinforce presented concepts. Being ethical isn’t always easy. Procurement professionals have to make many decisions under economic, professional, social and political pressure. From the basic day-to-day to the complex decisions, this course is a comprehensive study that will equip the public procurement professional to deal with those decisions ethically.

Course Outline

• Historical overview of the evolution of ethical behavior

• Reasons for being ethical

• Six Pillars of Character

- Trustworthiness

- Responsibility

- Fairness

- Caring

- Citizenship

• Factors that Contribute to Unethical Behavior

• Bidding Do’s and Don’ts

• Areas of High Risk for Ethically Inappropriate Behavior

- Conflict of interest

- Kickbacks and bribes

- Circumventing purchasing authority

- Back door selling

- Employment

• Supplier Relations

Course Fees / Pre-Registration Required

Standard pricing: Please note that NIGP will be increasing the cost of registration $5 starting July 1, 2016.

Institute Members - $305 **

Non-Members - $405 **

** Receive a $25 early registration discount by registering 60 (by July 21, 2016) or more days in advance of the course. A late fee of $50 will be assessed for those registrations received within 30 days of the course.

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