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Purchasing & Support Services


  • To regard public service as a sacred trust, giving primary consideration to the interest of the governmental unit by whom we are employed.
  • To purchase the best value obtainable, securing the maximum benefit for each tax dollar expended.
  • To avoid "sharp" practices, giving all qualified vendors an equal opportunity.
  • To respect the obligations and to require that obligations to us and our governmental unit be respected.
  • To accord vendor representatives the same treatment we should like to receive, remembering that they are important sources of information and assistance in our buying problems.
  • To strive constantly for greater knowledge of purchasing methods and of the materials we buy.
  • To be receptive to counsel from our colleagues and to cooperate with them to promote a spirit of unity.
  • To conduct ourselves with fairness and dignity and to demand honesty and truth in buying and selling.
  • To cooperate with all organizations and individuals engaged in enhancing the development and standing of the Purchasing profession.
  • To remember that everything we do reflects on the entire Purchasing profession and to govern our every action accordingly.