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Code of Ethics

Procurement Services adheres to the following Code of Ethics, as adopted from those issued by the National Association of Educational Procurement:

A. To give first consideration to the objectives and policies of Coastal Carolina University;

B. To strive to obtain the maximum ultimate value of each dollar of expenditure;

C. To decline personal gifts or gratuities;

D. To grant all competitive suppliers equal consideration insofar as state or federal statute and institutional policy permit;

E. Conduct business with potential and current suppliers in an atmosphere of good faith, devoid of intentional misrepresentation;

F. To demand honesty in sales representation whether offered through the medium of a verbal or written statement, an advertisements or a sample of the product;

G. To receive consent of originator of proprietary ideas  and designs before using them for competitive purchasing purposes;

H. To 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 Coastal Carolina  University permits;

I. To accord a prompt and courteous reception insofar as  conditions permit to all who call on legitimate business missions;

J. To cooperate with trade, industrial and professional associations, and with governmental and private agencies for the purposes of  promoting and developing sound business methods;

K. To foster fair, ethical and legal trade practices;

L. To cooperate with peers and promote a spirit of unity  and a keen interest in professional growth among them.