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Code of Ethics

The Department of Procurement subscribes to the professional Code of Ethics advocated by the National Association of Educational Buyers which is as follows:

  1. Give first consideration to the objectives and policies of my institution.
  2. Strive to obtain the maximum value for each dollar of expenditure.
  3. Decline personal gifts or gratuities.
  4. Grant all competitive suppliers equal consideration insofar as state or federal statute and institutional policy.
  5. Conduct business with potential and current suppliers in an atmosphere of mutual confidence and integrity, devoid of intentional misrepresentation.
  6. Demand honesty in sales representation whether offered through the medium of a verbal or written statement, an advertisement, or a sample of the product.
  7. Receive consent of originator of proprietary ideas and designs before using them for competitive purchasing purposes.
  8. Accord a prompt and courteous reception, insofar as conditions permit, to all who call on legitimate business missions.
  9. Cooperate with trade industrial and professional associations, and with governmental and professional private agencies for the purpose of promoting and developing sound business methods.
  10. Foster fair, ethical, and legal trade practices.
  11. Counsel and cooperate with NAEB members and promote a spirit of unity and a keen interest in professional growth among them.