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Drexel University Procurement Code of Ethics

The following is a list of standards that are applicable to all persons who purchase goods and services, or are involved in the purchasing process on behalf of Drexel University:


  1. Avoid any unethical and/or compromising business practices, transactions, or other activities, including those which give rise to the appearance of impropriety.
  2. Prioritize Drexel University objectives while operating within the authority granted and applicable University policy.
  3. Conduct business activities in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and agreements.
  4. Avoid any activity, private or professional, that could create a conflict between personal interests and the interests of Drexel University.
  5. Never solicit or accept any gifts, gratuities, discounts, loans, or benefits that influence or have the perception of influencing any procurement and/or purchasing decisions.
  6. Encourage fair, legal, ethical and positive working relationships with and between all involved parties.
  7. Evaluate qualified suppliers for Drexel University business opportunities while giving due consideration to social responsibility and sustainability.
  8. Handle all confidential and proprietary information securely and with care.
  9. Provide timely and professional responses to all inquiries within the purview of any workload constraints.
  10. Collaborate with various associations as well as governmental and private agencies to promote and establish sound business practices.
  11. Secure documented consent from originator of proprietary ideas and designs prior to their use.
  12. Ensure the efficient and effective use of all resources in an effort to further the goals and objectives of Drexel University.

We, the undersigned, commit to the above Drexel tenets:

Julie Ann Jones
Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer

Accounts Payable and Procurement Services Teams