The Purchasing Officers who procure goods and services on behalf of the University will conduct business in a manner that is consistent with the educational and research goals of the University. Purchasing activities will be conducted in a professional manner. All qualified vendors will be given equal opportunity to compete for University business. Purchasing decisions will be made on reasonable assessments of quality, service, competitive pricing, and technical qualifications.
Efforts are made to maintain positive and professional relations with vendors. Business will be conducted in good faith and efforts will be made to resolve disputes quickly and equitably. Vendors doing business with the University will be held to standards promoting sound and ethical business practices.
Procurement decisions are made with integrity and objectivity, free from any personal considerations or benefits.