Purchasing and Business Services Manual (PUR)

Interim Posting

Note: At the request of the provost, a vice provost, or a vice president, this policy has been posted in the interim between scheduled posting dates by University Policy Manuals Group because it has significant and urgent importance for the university community. This policy will be included in the publication process by the next feasible posting for online policies and procedures.

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Effective: 3/1/1965

Revised: 11/12/2014

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PUR 105: Buying for Employees or Outside Entities

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To prohibit Purchasing and Business Services from making personal purchases for university employees and for outside entities

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University policy

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Purchasing and Business Services will neither negotiate for personal purchases for faculty and staff nor request suppliers to offer special discounts to faculty and staff.

If a supplier offers a discount to faculty and staff members, Purchasing and Business Services will relay the information to the Human Resources Work/Life Balance Programs Office, but any transaction will be the responsibility of the individual. Purchasing and Business Services will not consider the offer of faculty and staff discounts as a factor in the award of any contract. A list of employee discount offers can be found at the Human Resources Work/Life Balance Programs Web site.

Purchasing and Business Services will not conduct solicitations for nonuniversity entities, except for instances in which a cooperative purchasing agreement with the university exists, or for joint solicitations in which the partners are identified by name in the solicitations, or in special cases approved by the chief procurement officer.

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