Standards of Public Purchasing Practice for SBCC
To regard public service as a sacred trust, giving primary consideration to the interests
of the public agency that employs us.
To purchase without prejudice, seeking to obtain the maximum value for each dollar
To avoid unfair practices, giving all qualified vendors equal opportunity.
To honor our obligations and require that obligations to our public agency be honored.
To accord vendor representatives courteous treatment, remembering that these representatives
are important sources of information and assistance in solving our purchasing needs.
To refuse to accept any form of commercial bribery, and prevent any appearance of
To be receptive to counsel from our colleagues, and to cooperate with them to promote
a spirit of teamwork and unity.
To conduct ourselves with fairness and dignity, and to demand honesty and truth in
the purchasing process.
To strive for greater knowledge of purchasing methods and of the materials we purchase.
To cooperate with all organizations and individuals involved in activities designed
to enhance the development of the purchasing profession, remembering that our actions
reflect on the entire purchasing profession.
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