Learn how to handle and identify ethical issues in purchasing.
From this topic, you will learn some new ethical procedures that other organizations are using to keep a level playing field from a seasoned professional. This includes keeping procurements competitive and how to handle vendor interactions. It will give you food for thought as to what you might be overlooking that may give a vendor the impression that you as a procurement professional may not be impartial. You will learn what hidden signs to look for and what company policies may need to be instituted to keep or limit undue influence during the bidding process, and come away with some practical tools that are used in the procurement office to maintain an open and competitive environment.
Ethics in Purchasing
Accepting Gifts From a Supplier
Establishing Company Policies
Dollar Limits or Just Say No
What Does Your Desk Say?
Deciding Between Multiple Suppliers
Minority and Women Owned Businesses
What to Do If There Is a Tie
What Information You Should Protect
Communications When Drafting a Procurement Document
Debriefing a Vendor
Lunches/Dinners and Other Events
How Does It Appear?
I'm a Winner
Ethical Procurement Documents
Use of Vendor Supplied Materials
Undue Influence During the Procurement Process
Steps to Prevent It
Penalties for Attempting to Influence
Vendor Visits and Interactions
Keeping Records of Vendor Visits
Preventing Discussions on Open Solicitations
Casting a Wide Net
Advertising in the Media
Posting on Your Website
Noncollusive Vendor Certifications
Soliciting Feedback From No Bidders
This live webinar is designed for purchasing and procurement professionals, buyers, material managers, contract administrators, project managers, controllers, accountants and bookkeepers.