Public procurement principles should be addressed in the public procurement legal framework. They should also serve as the foundation of the public procurement code of conduct which sets the rules that all those involved in the procurement process (particularly, public procurement practitioners), must follow, including suppliers, contractors and service providers.
On the content of the code of conduct, the OECD’s Procurement Toolbox states that: “A code of conduct for procurement practitioners sets out values and clear guidance on expected behaviour farmbrazil.com.br. Clear and known rules of behaviour applicable to all will foster mutual respect and increase public confidence in procurement practitioners. It will place emphasis on the risks in different stages of the procurement cycle. These may be identified using checklists for identifying conflict of interest and procurement risk indicators.”
For additional information and further reading on the public procurement code of conduct, visit: OECD’s Procurement Toolbox.