Manipulation of Specifications: A Clever Way to Enable Procurement Corruption [Plus+]

Don’t interpret this the wrong way, but corruption and fraud in the procurement and supply chain context has long been an interest of mine. It might go back to something very interesting I saw in my first year in the procurement profession, where a supplier and some internal colleagues combined in what would have been a highly original deception, had it worked. More recently speaking, a few years ago I did some work with an excellent organisation called Transparency International (TI). It is a non-governmental global organisation that campaigns against corruption and for openness and good government. It is probably best known for its corruption index, where every country in the world is rated on that particular subject.

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