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Compliance with ethical procurement regulations is essential for ensuring proper procedures are in place within your organisation. Now more than ever understanding and effectively applying these regulations allows for the appropriate and vital steps to tackle key ethical issues and ensure transparency and accountability in the procurement process.

Attend our Effective Ethical Procurement course with Procurement Specialist, Gillian King, to explore best practice for ethical procurement. Ensure compliance with domestic and international ethical standards and effectively monitor and challenge ethical issues.

Ensure procurement procedures are fit for purpose and take away a toolkit to aid ethical purchasing decisions.

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Gillian King
Procurement Professional & Trainer

Gillian King is a highly experienced procurement professional and trainer, with over 20 years’ experience in global procurement and supply chain management, working for government and multinational corporations in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Her sector experience is as a procurement professional, initially with the Civil Service in the UK Home Office and later as a global category leader for Zurich Financial Services, where her group annual spend was in excess of $400 M.

More recently she has provided consultancy and training to international government and ‘Blue Chip’ organisations in Abu Dhabi and Singapore, specialising in ...

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the importance of ethics in the procurement process
  • Understand key ethical issues in public sector procurement
  • Adopt sustainable ethical practices and standards into the procurement process
  • Ensure compliance with procurement regulations
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

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To speak to someone about a bespoke training programme, please contact us:
0800 542 9414
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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 11:00

Understanding and Complying with Procurement Laws

  • Comply with the most recent procurement laws and procedures
  • Ensure compliance with international ethical standards
  • Identify how Procurement Policy Notes (including 01/19 and 05/19) encourage greater ethical procurement
  • Explore the impact of the Procurement Bill
11:00 - 11:15

Morning Break

11:15 - 12:15

Best Practice for Ethical Procurement

  • Explore practices that support ethical procurement
  • Ensure a competitive and transparent tendering process
  • Perform due diligence on suppliers and procurement
  • The role of social responsibility and accountability
12:15 - 13:15

Effectively Monitor Ethical Issues within the Procurement Process – Part 1

Identify key areas for potential unethical practice, do your due diligence and establish best practice to effectively eliminate and monitor ethical issues.

  • Bribery
  • Favouritism
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Confidential Information
13:15 - 14:15


14:15 - 15:15

Effectively Monitor Ethical Issues within the Procurement Process – Part 2

  • Corruption
  • Fraud
  • Modern Slavery
  • Human Rights
15:15 - 16:00

Workshop: Develop a Toolkit to Support Ethical Procurement

This session provides an opportunity to identify and overcome weaknesses in your organisation’s procurement procedures and practices.

  • Ensure procurement procedures are fit for purpose
  • Develop strategies to be more effective at ethical procurement
  • Take back a toolkit to support ethical procurement
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation and Close