- Compare and contrast examples of statutory, administrative law, common law, and policy that define illegal and unethical behavior.
- Assess ethical responses to specific procurement situations.
- Explain the importance of ethics and professionalism in public procurement.
- Identify components of a policy and procedure that openly and fairly disclose a procurement process as regulated by various levels/branches of government.
- Identify issues which inhibit high ethical standards application, particularly relating to gender, generational and diverse cultural norms.
Competency Module: Ethics, Integrity, and Transparency
- Date: 12/15/2022
- Start Time: 9:00 AM Eastern Time
- End Time: 1:00 PM Eastern Time
- Instructor: Ms. Lynda Allair, NIGP-CPP, CPPORetiredMs. Lynda Allair, NIGP-CPP, CPPOLynda Allair, CPPO has forty years of experience as a Public Sector Procurement Leader, involving policy development, post-merger amalgamation of functional groups, complex acquisitions, project implementation and change management, as well as business transformation within the provincial, municipal and health care sectors. Lynda retired from the BPS Supply Chain Secretariat, now a division of Supply Chain Ontario, for which she was a Project Lead providing project management advice and support to the broader public sector to modernize supply chain processes. Lynda is a Content Developer and Instructor for NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement. She also instructs courses in public procurement at the University of Guelph and others upon request, as well as providing consulting services through NIGP's Consulting program. She is a frequent speaker at NIGP Forum and other public sector events. She is a Past President of the Ontario Public Buyers Association chapter of NIGP and served nearly ten years as a Canadian Public Procurement Council (CPPC) Board member from its inception. She is a Lions Club member, a Library Board member, Chair of her local Church Board and volunteers within the community. On the Faculty of: Pathways Program; Alternative Dispute Resolution; CPPB Prep; CPPO Prep; Legal Aspects of Public Purchasing; and Risk Management in Public Contracting.
- Level: Foundation
- Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
- Contact Hours: 4
- CEUs: 0.4
As stewards of the public trust, procurement professionals are held to a higher standard of ethics than most public employees, acting with confidence to wisely expend the taxpayer dollars. As such, procurement practitioners must serve not only as the ethical leaders of their respective entities but also as an honest and transparent representative within the larger communities they support.