Taking ownership and being responsible to all stakeholders for our actions. This value is essential to preserve the public trust and protect the public interest.
Values and Guiding Principles of Public Procurement
In October 2010, the NIGP Board of Directors finalized and adopted our official Values and Guiding Principles. Since then, over 100 stakeholder organizations have adopted or supported the Values and Guiding Principles to empower and elevate the public procurement profession.
We depend on values to construct the frameworks of our professional lives. The approved NIGP values are enduring beliefs or ideals shared by public procurement and stakeholders about what actions are and are not appropriate.
They achieve the following:
- Serve as broad guidelines
- Exert major influence on the behavior of an individual
- Influence how we make choices, what choices we make, and how we are to be judged on our actions by the stakeholders