Values and Guiding Principles of Public Procurement


Over 100 organizations have supported or adopted the Values and Guiding Principles and thousands have commented on our practices.

Adopting Organization

An organization that openly expresses formal approval of the final Values & Guiding Principles and Standards of Practice. The organization takes official action to indicate its approval, agrees to spread the word, and can have the opportunity to add representation to the Review Team. There is no financial commitment.

We encourage all organizations, and existing Supporting Organizations to consider formally adopting the Values & Guiding Principles. This is a formal approval of the finalized documents and their contents. This action requires an e-mail from an individual with the authority to pledge such support on behalf of your organization. Such e-mails may also be sent to

Supporting Organization

A public sector organization that supports the concept of the collaborative development of guidance for the public procurement profession. The organization agrees to help spread the word and is encouraged to add representation to the Review Team. There is no financial commitment.

Organizations that are not ready to formally adopt the Values and Guiding Principles and/or the Standards of Practice may choose to become a Supporting Organization. This action is relatively informal, and may be done by the CEO or President of the organization simply by sending an e-mail, indicating the organization’s support to

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