Loading the Supplier Dice

Published May 2020

In the case of a procurement process, loading the dice refers to taking actions that ensure a particular supplier is either always favoured, selected, or is at least shortlisted.

There are four areas where supplier loading occurs:

  • Eliminating or reducing competition
  • Biased supplier selection
  • Biased Contract negotiation or management
  • Low bid with the knowledge that over or false payments can be extracted

In this whitepaper we will explore each in a bit more detail.