Procurement

                                               College Mission Statement

Central Piedmont Community College is an innovative and comprehensive College that advances the life-long educational development of students consistent with their needs, interests and abilities while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community.

The College accomplishes this purpose by providing high-quality, flexible prebaccalaureate and career-focused educational programs and services which are academically, geographically and financially accessible.  This purpose requires a fundamental commitment to student success through teaching and learning excellence within a supportive environment.

 

                                             Procurement Mission Statement

Procurement Services supports CPCC’s mission by procuring supplies, equipment, and services in a timely manner and by obtaining the most advantageous pricing. We provide information, assistance, and service to our faculty and staff, who are then better able to service our students.

 

                                              Educational Buyer Code of Ethics

  1. Give first consideration to the objectives and policies of my institution.
  2. Strive to obtain the maximum value for each dollar of expenditure.
  3. Decline personal gifts or gratuities.
  4. Grant all competitive suppliers equal consideration insofar as state or federal statute and institutional policy permit.
  5. Conduct business with potential and current suppliers in an atmosphere of good faith, devoid of intentional misrepresentation.
  6. Demand honesty in sales represetation whether offered through the medium of a verbal or written statement, an advertisement, or a sample product.
  7. Receive consent of originator of proprietary ideas and designs before using for competitive purchasing purposes.
  8. Make every reasonable effort to negotiate an equitable and mutually agreeable settlement of any controversy with a supplier; and/or willing to submit any major controversies to arbitration or other third party review, insofar as the policies of my institution permit.
  9. Accord a prompt and courteous reception insofar as conditions permit to all who call on legitimate business missions.
  10. Cooperate with trade, industrial and professional associations, and with governmental and private agencies for the purposes of promoting and developing sound business methods.
  11. Foster fair, ethical and legal trade practices.
  12. Counsel and cooperate with National Association of Educational Buyers members and promote a spirit of unity and a keen interest in professional growth amoung them.