Project Manager Bob’s old college roommate owns a company,Services R Us, which sells the services that Bob needs for hisproject. He decides to include Services R Us as a prospectiveseller for the project’s procurement requirements. In reality Bobis just doing this as a favor to his old roommate, and has nointention of awarding the business to Services R Us. He also has nohave financial interest in Services R Us. Is Bob’s decision inviolation of PMI’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct?
A.No, because Bob has no financial interestin the old roommate’s company Bob’s decision is therefore not anactual conflict of interest under PMI’s Code of Ethics andProfessional Conduct.
B.Yes, while there may not be an actual conflict of interest,PMI’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct consider anappearance of a conflict of interest as a violation.
C.No, because Bob does not intend on awarding the business to hisold roommate’s company.
D.Yes, because despite Bob’s intentions to the contrary, heprobably will select Services R Us as the winning seller.
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