The FSU Purchasing Department firmly adheres to a strict code of ethics. A written
code of ethics has been established by the National Association of Educational Buyers
to which we subscribe. Common sense and good judgment should be used at all times.
We live in a small community and our actions are observed.
- Give first consideration to the objectives and policies of my institution.
- Strive to obtain the maximum value for each dollar of expenditure.
- Decline personal gifts or gratuities.
- Grant all competitive suppliers equal consideration insofar as state or federal statute
and institutional policy permit.
- Conduct business with potential and current suppliers in an atmosphere of good faith,
devoid of intentional misrepresentation.
- Demand honesty in sales representation whether offered through the medium of a verbal
or written statement, an advertisement, or a sample of the product.
- Receive consent of originator of proprietary ideas and designs before using them
for competitive purchasing purposes.
- 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.
- Accord a prompt and courteous reception insofar as conditions permit to all who call
on legitimate business missions.
- Cooperate with trade, industrial and professional associations, and with governmental
and private agencies for the purposes of promoting and developing sound business methods.
- Foster fair, ethical and legal trade practices.
- Counsel and cooperate with NAEB members and promote a spirit of unity and a keen interest
in professional growth among them.
National Association of Educational Buyers July 1, 1985