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Purchasing Policy & Procedures
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Code of Ethics

We subscribe to the National Association of Educational Buyers Code of Ethics

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 offers equal consideration insofar as the established policies of my institution permit, and regard each transaction on its own merits.

5. Conduct business with potential and current suppliers in an atmosphere of mutual confidence and integrity, void 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. Use only by consent original ideas and designs devised by one vendor for competitive purchasing purpose.

8. Be willing to submit any major controversies to arbition or other third party review, insofar as the established policies of my institution permit.

9. Accord a prompt and courteous reception insofar as conditions permit to all who call on legitimate business missions.

10. Cooperate with trade and industrial associations, governmental and private agencies engaged in the promotion and development of sound business methods.

11. Foster fair, ethical and legal trade practices.

12. Counsel and cooperate with NAEB members and promote a spirit of unity among them.