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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.