By Eugene Davis
The Ghana Institute of Procurement and Supply (GIPS) have set its sights on pushing for the passage of passage of a Procurement Practicing Bill into law.
According to officials of GIPS, the Procurement Practicing Bill when passed will regulate the procurement practice in Ghana.
It is also tipped to be a game-changer for the procurement practice and the offering of its sophisticated digital learning platforms to help build the right skills and capabilities of local procurement professionals.
GIPS has been part of Ghana’s procurement and supply chain history for over five decades.
According to the President of GIPS, Simon Annan, the Institute is expected to focus on key priority areas for the next three years: Ensure the passage of a Procurement Practicing Bill into law that will regulate the procurement practice in Ghana, Position and build the GIPS brand to become a profession of choice.
Others are to; Increase the GIPS membership base and provide value to its members, facilitate partnerships with academia and industry within Ghana and beyond, and strengthening the institution through systems and structures.
The object of this noble Institute is to serve as a central organization for professionals, practitioners, and students of the Procurement and Supply Chain dedicated to promoting a high standard of integrity and accountability in the practice of the profession in Ghana.
The Institute was formed on 10th June 1981 as the Ghana Institute of Purchasing and Supply. This name was changed on the 5th May, 2014, to the Ghana Institute of Procurement and Supply to accord with the strategic vision of the Institute.
As part of its annual program, the Institute is organising an induction ceremony on April,25 2023 at British Council hall in Accra, to admit new members and confer Distinguished, Honorary, and Fellowship status on procurement and supply chain leaders who have demonstrated zeal, passion, and resolute commitment toward achieving the GIPS core mandate.
The theme is Shaping the future of procurement and supply chain through professionalisation.