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CIPS helps public sector authorities around the world to build key procurement skills and a professional reputation, enabling them to effectively manage supply chain risk, achieve best value and deliver better services.

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Public sector

At the heart of public sector procurement, no matter where in the world you are, is the ability to demonstrate that taxpayers’ money is being spent wisely. This means first, ensuring buyers have the right skills for the task, and second, that effective governance is in place for supply assurance and compliance.

Nothing stands still in the public sector. With ever-increasing regulation making procurement more complex, and budget cuts placing a huge strain on resources, the need to advance procurement performance has never been greater.

Via the Partnership for Public Procurement we have a resource-rich website that provides essential resources, tools, guidance and standards, bringing procurement best practice and professionalism to public sector groups all over the world.

And, having worked with the NHS SBS, the Home Office, DWP, the Audit Commission, the Cabinet OfficeGovernment Procurement, the Metropolitan Police, DEFRA and many other national, regional and local government agencies, CIPS is well placed to help public sector organisations to professionalise and upskill your purchasing and supply function.

International Development

The purchasing profession in developing, post-conflict or fragile states is in its infancy. Buying systems are often based closely on World Bank and other donor agency regulations rather than on building resilient, ethical, sustainable and compliant practices and policies for the country's particular situation.

The key for these countries is to increase the understanding of how procurement can contribute to and help drive performance, building key skills at the same time as raising the profile of the profession so that it is seen by talented individuals as a positive career choice.

Through our International Development Team and with resources, CIPS is supporting the needs of public sector procurement officials across the world, providing educational resources, organisational development and transformation services.

Supporting International Funding Institutions such as the World Bank and the United Nations including UNDP, UN Women and UNOPS, countries we have worked in include:

Afghanistan Bangladesh Lebanon   

 

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