Topic: Purchasing Code of Ethics
Reference or Contact: Executive Director of Purchasing/Contract Services
Consider first the interests of the Lubbock Independent School District and the enhancement of its educational impact.
Endeavor to obtain the greatest value for every tax dollar expended in a manner conducive to exemplary business practices and in accordance with legal statutes.
Strive for thorough knowledge of school equipment and supplies in order to recommend items that may reduce costs and/or increase the efficiency of the educational program.
Give all responsible vendors equal consideration and the assurance of unbiased judgment in determining whether or not their products meet the educational needs of the District.
Prohibit and decline the offer of gifts or favors, which might influence the purchase of goods or services.
Accord prompt and courteous reception to all who represent legitimate business transactions.
Hold sacred the goal of the Purchasing/Contract Services Department to provide support to the various entities of the school district charged with the responsibility of creating an educational environment of excellence.
Seek constantly to identify and implement strategies and techniques that will enhance the level of service and integrity provided by the Purchasing/Contract Services Department.