Conduct business in good faith: demanding honesty and legal, ethical practices from
all participants in the purchasing process.
Strive to obtain the maximum value for each dollar of expenditure.
Foster an open environment by being fair and reasonable in all dealings.
Promote positive vendor relationships by according all competitive vendors courteous,
fair and ethical treatment and by granting them equal consideration insofar as state,
federal and CSU regulations require.
Make reasonable efforts to negotiate equitable and mutually agreeable settlements
of controversies with a vendor(s).
At no time and under no circumstances accept directly or indirectly gifts, gratuities
or other things of value that might influence, or appear to influence, purchasing
Avoid involvement in any transactions/activity that could be considered to be a conflict
between personal interests and the interests of the CSU.
Enhance proficiency by acquiring and maintaining current technical knowledge and pursuing
related educational opportunities and professional growth.
Know and obey the letter and spirit of laws governing the purchasing function and
remain alert to the legal ramifications of purchasing decisions.