Values and Guiding Principles of Public Procurement

ACCOUNTABILITY - Taking ownership and being responsible for all stakeholders for our actions. This value is essential to preserve the public trust and protect the public interest.

ETHICS - Doing the right thing. This value is essential to deserve the public's trust.

IMPARTIALITY - Unbiased decision making and actions.  This value is essential to ensure fairness for the public good.

PROFESSIONALISM - Upholding high standards of job performance and ethical behavior.  This value is essential to balance diverse public interests.

SERVICE - Obligation to assist stakeholders. This value is essential to support the public good.

TRANSPARENCY - Easily accessible and understandable policies and processes. This value is essential to demonstrate responsible use of public funds.

*Adopted from NIGP - National Institute of Governmental Purchasing