Opinion: Procurement decision-makers must avoid the appearance of impropriety

11/20/2013 | Public Spend Forum

Professional ethics must be strictly observed by government employees who make procurement decisions, David Wyld writes. Wyld offers the example of a school district construction supervisor whose entry fee in a skeet-shooting competition was covered by the company that had recently won a $24 million construction contract for a new school. The contract was subsequently rebid, and the district superintendent called the acceptance of the entry fee a "clear violation" of district procurement rules, Wyld writes.

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