The CIPS Global Standard for Procurement and Supply is a comprehensive competency framework. Used by individuals and organisations to enhance performance, the Standard sets the benchmark for what good looks like in procurement and supply at all levels and across all sectors.
It helps individuals to identify current operating skills and abilities and what is needed to progress.
Organisations of all types can benchmark their procurement professionals against the competencies in the Standard and identify any skills and capability gaps.
The content has been developed through consultation with an extensive, global panel of 3000 practitioners and academics drawn from a the diverse sectors and skill sets inherent within the profession.
Download the full version 3.1 of the latest Standard.
To give you additional guidance on how individuals and organisations can apply the Standard we've produced this short guide Introducing the Standard.
New for 2018
Each year we perform a percentage review of the CIPS Global Standard for Procurement and Supply.
This year we've reviewed and updated Theme 11 Ethics in Procurement and Supply. It reflects that a significant update was required to meet this fast moving key area of knowledge, understanding and capability for those working at all competency levels within the profession.
All of CIPS products and services are underpinned by the content in the Global Standard.