How best should you interpret this request? You are an expatriate working in a foreign country and have been asked to offer a cash payment gift to the procurement manager at a company you are bidding on work for.
A. Agree to provide the cash payment because the procurement manager controls whether your bid is accepted. B. Inform the procurement manager that offering such a payment would violate your professional standards. C. Base your interpretation of the request on an understanding of the norms of the country you are in. D. Express your anger at the request and inform the procurement manager that this would never happen in your home country.
Base your interpretation of the request on an understanding of the norms of the country you are in.
C - It is important to understand the local customs and standards in the area where your project is taking place. This knowledge will ensure your decisions are considered ethical. Project managers have a responsibility to not accept or offer inappropriate payments. In some cultures it would be considered inappropriate to offer a cash payment to a company accepting bids, however, in the scenario