National Association of Educations Procurement's Code of Ethics

  • 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, gratuities or any other gift of value unless accepted on behalf of Mississippi State University.
  • Grant all competitive offers equal consideration insofar as the established policies of my institution permit, and regard each transaction on its own merits.
  • Conduct business with potential and current suppliers in an atmosphere of mutual confidence and integrity, void 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.
  • Use only by consent, original ideas and designs devised by one vendor for competitive purchasing purposes.
  • 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 and industrial association and governmental and private agencies engaged in the promotion and development of sound business methods.
  • Foster fair, ethical and legal trade practices.
  • Counsel and cooperate with NAEP members and promote a spirit of unity among them.

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Mississippi State University
Procurement and Contracts
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Mississippi State, MS 39762

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