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Code of Conduct for Procurement

The Procurement Process

The Cayman Islands Government spends over 100 million dollars a year on the procurement of goods and services. The government has a responsibility to maintain the confidence of the supplier community and the public in the procurement system, by conducting procurement in an accountable, ethical and transparent manner.

A conflict of interest (COI) is a situation in which the public officer has private interests that could improperly influence the performance of his or her official duties and responsibilities or in which the public officer uses his or her office for personal gain. A conflict of interest may be:

  •  real - exists at the present time;
  •  apparent - could be perceived by a reasonable observer to exist, whether or not it is the case; or
  •  potential – could reasonably be foreseen to exist in the future.

Personal gain or interests may be based on:

  •  pecuniary interest – a financial interest, or a financial benefit or financial disadvantage;
  •  indirect pecuniary interest – where a person with whom you have a close relationship has a financial interest; or
  •  non-pecuniary bias – a predisposition towards a certain outcome based on some emotional or
  • other interest.

Preventing, managing or resolving conflict of interest situations is one of the principal means of maintaining public trust and confidence in the impartiality and integrity of the public service.

As public officers involved in the procurement process, we are expected to demonstrate the following behaviours that reflect these values:

Click here for Draft Code of Conduct.