Mistakes in the way goods and services are procured in the public sector are putting organisations at risk of fines and legal fees, according to Achilles.
A former chief executive of JJB Sports has been convicted of receiving fraudulent payments totalling more than £1 million.
The charity has recommended governments and international institutions should agree to tie public procurement contracts to those companies with a ratio of highest to median pay of less than 20:1.
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The probation union Napo has launched a legal challenge following the UK government's announcement of preferred bidders to provide probation services.
The FBI is stepping up investigations into sophisticated schemes to defraud office supply stores that are being organised by Nigerian cyber criminals, that have so far caused around 250 vendors to write off nearly $5 million (£3.1 million) in unpaid-for goods.
A former Boeing procurement officer in the US has been sentenced to 20 months in prison for selling information that helped a supplier win seven contracts to provide military aircraft parts worth $1.5 million (£930 million).
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has told the country its enforcement efforts have been “insufficiently proactive”.
CIPS Advanced Diploma Prize winner Rob Williams says that studying with people from other sectors and using past papers to revise previous questions and answers was really helpful.
Major David Duddy has been awarded Best Military Dissertation 2014 by CIPS, with a paper that will “make a major contribution to the future of supply chain relationship theory and to successful partnering and collaboration”.
Increased efficiencies in procurement and a shift in attitudes to the function have persuaded South African state-owned logistics company Transnet to sign up to the new, advanced CIPS’ Corporate award programme for the fourth year running.
CIPS has launched an interactive version of its Global Standard for procurement and supply management professionals.
CIPS Oman branch host their inaugural event; the joint CIPS and Oil and Gas UK Supply Chain seminar; developing the skills of Saudi Arabian nationals; and supply chain reporting to the Modern Slavery Bill.
Jane Hutt, finance and business minister in the Welsh Government, is the first woman to receive a CIPS honorary fellowship.
CIPS has developed a knowledge partnership with Total Gas & Power to offer category-specific information to CIPS members around buying and managing gas and electricity for their organisation.