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UTAP Funding

7.00 CPE Hours (Category 2)
Classroom

Programme Objective

The government is often one of the biggest buyers in the country. With the spending comes opportunities for businesses. Often, in a competitive and open economy like Singapore’s, suppliers adopt aggressive means to secure a pie of this business.

It is therefore imperative that procurement officers uphold strong ethical standards. This ensures that government procurement remains transparent and provides level playing field for all suppliers.

This one-day programme deals with challenging ethical situations in government procurement from the perspective of public procurement officers. Highly interactive, the programme also provides numerous scenarios and case studies, many of them from Singapore’s experiences, for learning.

 

Programme Outline


Ethical standards

  • Exploring procurement, ethics and probity
  • How various governments define procurement ethics
  • Factors influencing ethical standards in governments
  • Do ethical standards change over time?

Understanding ethical dilemmas through case studies

  • Conflicts of interests
  • Gifts
  • Information
  • Incumbent suppliers, etc.
  • Other Sticky Situations
  • Letters of recommendation, employment with suppliers, etc.

The more challenging issues – What if there really isn’t a right or wrong answer?

  • Defining the situations - employment standards, environmental factors, etc.
  • Balancing act vs trade-off

Training Methodology

Lecture style, with case studies and examples

Closing Date for Registration

1 week before programme or until full enrolment
 

Intended For

An Intermediate Level programme intended for Accounting and Audit Professionals who are interested in ethical issues in government procurement. Public officers and personnel with dealings with the government are also welcome to attend.

Schedule & Fees

Testimonial

Funding

 

1] NTUC Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme) is an individual skills upgrading account for NTUC members.

NTUC members enjoy 50% *unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP. NTUC members aged 40 and above can enjoy higher funding support up to $500 per individual each year, capped at 50% of unfunded course fees, for courses attended between 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2022. *This excludes miscellaneous fees such as GST and registration fee etc.
 
This course is approved for UTAP support for intakes conducted between 01 April 2021 – 31 March 2022.
 
As UTAP is given on calendar year basis, and calculated based on year of training taken, it cannot be accumulated.

  • Maintained paid-up NTUC membership before course, throughout course duration and at the point of claim and;
  • Course by training provider must be supported under UTAP and training must commence within the supported period and;
  • Unfunded course fee must not be fully sponsored by company or other types of funding
  • Unfunded course fee must be S$20.00 and above, and;
  • Member must achieve a minimum of 75% attendance for each application and sat for all prescribed examination(s), if any and;
  • UTAP application must be made within 6 months after course ends.

To submit for UTAP claims, please visit http://skillsupgrade.ntuc.org.sg/. Terms and conditions apply.
Should you have queries on the funding scheme, you can email to UTAP@e2i.com.sg or call NTUC Membership Hotline at 6213-8008

Programme Facilitator(s)

Programme Objective

The government is often one of the biggest buyers in the country. With the spending comes opportunities for businesses. Often, in a competitive and open economy like Singapore’s, suppliers adopt aggressive means to secure a pie of this business.

It is therefore imperative that procurement officers uphold strong ethical standards. This ensures that government procurement remains transparent and provides level playing field for all suppliers.

This one-day programme deals with challenging ethical situations in government procurement from the perspective of public procurement officers. Highly interactive, the programme also provides numerous scenarios and case studies, many of them from Singapore’s experiences, for learning.

 

Programme Outline


Ethical standards

  • Exploring procurement, ethics and probity
  • How various governments define procurement ethics
  • Factors influencing ethical standards in governments
  • Do ethical standards change over time?

Understanding ethical dilemmas through case studies

  • Conflicts of interests
  • Gifts
  • Information
  • Incumbent suppliers, etc.
  • Other Sticky Situations
  • Letters of recommendation, employment with suppliers, etc.

The more challenging issues – What if there really isn’t a right or wrong answer?

  • Defining the situations - employment standards, environmental factors, etc.
  • Balancing act vs trade-off

Training Methodology

Lecture style, with case studies and examples

Closing Date for Registration

1 week before programme or until full enrolment
 

Intended For

An Intermediate Level programme intended for Accounting and Audit Professionals who are interested in ethical issues in government procurement. Public officers and personnel with dealings with the government are also welcome to attend.

Programme Facilitator(s)


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