109 - Introduction to Ethical Procurement

This web-based, self-paced course can be accessed through the Procurement U Learning Management System (LMS).
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Delivery Method:

Web Based Training (WBT) - Self Paced

Contact Hours:



FREE (funded by NASPO at no cost to you)

This course is funded by NASPO to be FREE for everyone.

Type: self-paced, online

Description: This self-paced online course is designed to introduce you to ethical procurement concepts and explore the importance of ethics in your position as a procurement professional. Topics include the value of competition, laws, codes, and policies associated with a role in public procurement, and recognizing the different types of unethical practices that can occur. This course is a web-based training that is self-paced. You determine, when, where, and at what speed you complete this course.

Suggested Audience: This course is considered entry-level and is designed for procurement professionals relatively new to the field, or those who are looking for a better understanding of the importance of ethics in public procurement.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define ethical behavior as it relates to public procurement.
  2. Identify the value of competition.
  3. Identify laws, codes, and policies associated with the role of public procurement.
  4. Recognize the different types of illegal and unethical practices in the public procurement profession.

Course Technology Requirements:

  • Internet connection
  • Support web browsers:
    • Recommended: Chrome, Firefox, Safari (latest versions)
    • Avoid: Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge
    • If prompted, accept all cookies and allow popups
  • Access to Procurement U LMS
  • Ability to play and listen to audio through computer speakers or headphones

Contact Hours: This course offers one (1) contact hour for continuing education credit.

CEUs: .1

Course Syllabus 

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