Code of Professional Ethics

University College London Procurement Services has adopted the Code of Professional Ethics of The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply.

All Members of Staff adhere to the following:
  • maintain the highest standard of integrity in all my business relationships
  • reject any business practice which might reasonably be deemed improper
  • never use my authority or position for my own personal gain
  • enhance the proficiency and stature of the profession by acquiring and applying knowledge in the most appropriate way
  • foster the highest standards of professional competence amongst those for whom I am responsible
  • optimise the use of resources which I have influence over for the benefit of my organisation
  • comply with both the letter and the intent of: - the law of countries in which I practise - agreed contractual obligations - CIPS guidance on professional practice
  • declare any personal interest that might affect, or be seen by others to affect, my impartiality or decision making
  • ensure that the information I give in the course of my work is accurate
  • respect the confidentiality of information I receive and never use it for personal gain
  • strive for genuine, fair and transparent competition
  • not accept inducements or gifts, other than items of small value such as business diaries or calendars
  • always to declare the offer or acceptance of hospitality and never allow hospitality to influence a business decision
  • remain impartial in all business dealing and not be influenced by those with vested interests