CIPS has linked up with the Pharmaceutical Contract Management Group (PCMG) to provide a new academy for procurement professionals in the pharmaceutical sector.
“A senior leader within our organisation has personal business dealings with one of our suppliers. How unethical is this and how can I ensure there is no conflict of interest?”
A best-practice model for IT procurement allows for a degree of market testing without the burden of running a full competitive tender process, says Simon Scarrott.
CIPS has Launched an online ethics test to increase awareness and improve knowledge in the profession to help eradicate supply chain malpractice.
Andrew Coulcher, CIPS director of business solutions, told MPs last month that the Institute is introducing a “more rigorous code of conduct” with the launch of the ethics test.
Ignoring ‘tail-spend’ could mean purchasers are missing out on crucial savings and ignoring risks, says Joe Taylor of e-procurement provider Proactis.
Masdar, or Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, has achieved the CIPS Corporate Certification Gold Award following a rigorous qualification process.
Members should not view age as a barrier when applying for Fellowship, but instead look at the contribution they have made to the profession says one of the youngest CIPS Fellow.
I am considering moving from the private to the public sector as the government is pushing for a more commercial approach to the procurement service. What would be the main challenges I face if I make the move?