ETHICS – WHY??. Paul R. Higgins Procurement Manager DGS/DPS . Procurement Ethics. Procurement Ethics is about being pro-active in accordance with established rules and standards governing our procurement profession . RULES / STANDARDS. Ethics in Public Contracting
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Paul R. Higgins
Procurement Ethics is about being pro-active in accordance with established rules and standards governing our procurement profession.
VPPA § 2.2-4367
● “Commercial dealing” shall mean
any offer to sell or distribute goods,
services, or construction . . . .
● Duty to provide certified statement
that action is not in collusion with
Another in the same line of business.
a more common perception of
what is going on around us,
greater control over our
a stronger personality, and
a greater likelihood of being
satisfied with our job
Analyze the Consequences.:
Who will be helped by what you do?
Who will be harmed?
What are the short and long term consequences?
2. Analyze the Actions.
How do the actions measure up?
Do any of the actions your are considering “cross the line”?
3. Make a Decision.
Take both parts of your analysis into consideration and make a decision.
”Public service is a public trust”. Public employees fulfill the trust placed in them by adhering to the general principle of ethical conduct as well as specific ethical standards by obeying the laws AND avoiding even the appearance of impropriety.
We were not born corrupt, so how does it happen??
Unethical behavior begins with free choice and once begun, it is a downhill slide on a slippery slope.
Fair & Impartial
§ 2.2-4300 C.
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Those with a concern about the ethical standards and behavior of your organization include:
Vendors and Suppliers
The Community at-large
Highly Competent Employee Job Performance Driven By:
Knowledge of Job Reqs
Support from Management
Don’t assume that everyone knows all the laws, rules, and procedures that pertain to their job. Make sure they know them. Eliminate “ignorance of the rules” as an excuse for unethical actions.
Insure there are people in your organization to whom employees can turn to for guidance and help with ethical issues and for reporting suspected ethical violations.
E T H Behavior
I C A L
Ethical Cheer Leading
OBEY THE LAW
Achieving Ethical Business Values
Reduces pressures on employees
to compromise ethical standards.
Increases employee willingness to
Improves trust and respect at all
Protects the positive reputation of
Encourages early detection of
problem areas & ethics violations.
Fosters a positive work culture.
Provides an incentive and frame-
work for ethical decision making.
Enhances the ability to attract
highly competent employees.
BECAUSE IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO,
Because Public Trust
Increased Realized Savings
Better Supplier Relationships
More Efficient Processes
Faster - Better Decisions