Problems With Accountability And Transparency Of Soliciting And Awarding Government Contracts

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Problems with Accountability and Transparency in Soliciting and Awarding Government Contracts Charles E. Harris Jr. Webster University Abstract Competition in government contracting is fierce. How do professionals mitigate or handle the Problems with Accountability and Transparency in Soliciting and Awarding Government Contracts? With the increasing occurrences of fraud cases, employers are tasked with scrutinizing and thoroughly screening new hires in the procurement profession. Individual’s selected for these positions are expected to have an array of skills and experiences that qualify them for the job. The daily task and job scope of the procurement professional has and will continue to increase as lean management continues to grow in popularity. Awarding Government contracts presents several hurdles for procurement professionals. They will have to know and understand international law and customs. What would seem like breaking the law in some countries may simply be custom or pass practice in another. Regardless of acceptance of potential violations around the world, procurement professional’s handling government contracts are held to a certain standard. Throughout this paper I will discuss different training development and implementation to sustain or promote good ethics in the procurement profession. I will also discuss the different customs in other countries which allow fraud to exist as well as offer ideas on

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