Ethics Policy

  • 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 decisions.
  • 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.