Purchasing Department

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National Association of Educational Procurement, Inc.
www.naepnet.org

Purchasing professionals must have a highly developed sense of professional ethics to protect their own and their institution's reputation for fair dealing. To strengthen ethical awareness, and to provide guidelines for its members, NAEP has long promoted a 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 suppliers equal consideration insofar as state
or federal statute and institutional policy permit.

5. Conduct business with potential and current suppliers in an
atmosphere of good faith, 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. Make every reasonable effort to negotiate an equitable and
mutually agreeable settlement of any controversy with a supplier;
and/or be willing to submit any major controversies to arbitration
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, industrial and professional associations,
and with governmental and private agencies for the purposes of
promoting and developing sound business methods.

11. Foster fair, ethical and legal trade practices.

12. Counsel and cooperate with NAEP members and promote a
spirit of unity and a keen interest in professional growth among
them.