1. Give first consideration to the objectives and policies of this institution.

  2. Strive to obtain the maximum value of each dollar of expenditure.

  3. Decline personal gifts or gratuities.

  4. Grant all competitive suppliers equal consideration insofar as state or federal statutes and institutional policies 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 written statement, an advertisement, or a sample of the product.

  7. Receive consent of the 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 this 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.

-adapted from National Association of Educational Procurement, Inc.





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