PUR 209: Establishment of Resale Activities
To define when the university may engage in resale activities
Arizona Revised Statutes § 41–2753
Arizona Board of Regents Policy Manual - 1-105
All university agency/orgs
State law and regents’ policy require the university to avoid competition with private enterprise. Specifically, the university may not provide to the general public goods, services, or facilities that are practically available from private enterprise unless the provision of the goods, service, or facility offers a valuable educational or research experience for students as part of their education or fulfills the public service mission of the university. In addition, the university may not provide to students, faculty, staff, or invited guests goods, services, or facilities that are practically available from private enterprise except as authorized by the Board of Regents.
The following activities or programs are authorized resale activities:
|Note:||A number of private enterprise activities are contracted to provide goods and services to the university. These include, but are not limited to, the Sun Devil Bookstore, various food service programs, and residential facilities.|
All new resale activities must be approved by the chief financial officer.
This policy does not apply to service centers.
Requests to establish a new resale activity will be submitted through the director of Purchasing and Business Services and the senior associate vice president for Finance and deputy treasurer to the chief financial officer for approval.
Requests to establish a new resale activity must include the following information:
Requests will be submitted to the director of Purchasing and Business Services. If approved, the director of Purchasing and Business Services will forward the request to the senior associate vice president for Finance and deputy treasurer. If approved, the senior associate vice president for Finance and deputy treasurer will forward the request to the chief financial officer.
For information on establishment of a new agency/org, see the Financial Services Policies and Procedures Manual— FIN 202, “Establishment of Agency/Orgs.”