Procurement & Contractual Services
The goal of the Procurement Services department is to acquire the products and services your department needs at a reasonable cost, consistent with your quality and time requirements, and in compliance with the guidelines set forth by the CSU Administrative Manual (ICSUAM) Section 5000 for Contracting and Procurement, CSU Administrative Guidelines, and the laws of the state of California.
Based on its compliance with the Integrated CSU Administrative Manual (ICSUAM) section 5000, Procurement utilizes written delegations of authority from the campus President to the various individuals authorized to procure. Only authorized Procurement & Contracts employees and certain delegated executive management may develop and approve contractual documents and obligate the University. Any department considering a contractual document or agreement with an outside entity or with an Auxiliary must coordinate the contract development and approval through Procurement, in order to finalize the contract. The collaboration between Procurement and campus departments for contract development is mandatory in order to provide consistency and compliance with system wide policies. This is true for both monetary and non-monetary contractual instruments. Auxiliaries are also encouraged to consult with Procurement on any contractual matter.
Please contact us whenever you need assistance in meeting your procurement needs.
Code of Ethics
As public employees and procurement professionals, we commit ourselves to provide leadership and dedicated service to our customers, apply our best, unbiased judgment and maintain the highest ethical and moral standards in the conduct of CSU business. We guide our activity through the application and adherence to the following commonly shared values and ethical standards in our daily interaction with suppliers and University customers:
- Conduct business in good faith; demanding honest, legal, and ethical practices from all participants in the procurement process.
- Foster an open environment by being fair and reasonable in all dealings.
- At no time and under no circumstances accept directly or indirectly gifts, gratuities or other things of value which might influence, or appear to influence, procurement decisions.
- Promote positive supplier/contractor relationships by according vendor representatives courteous, fair and ethical treatment.
- Make reasonable efforts to negotiate equitable and mutually agreeable settlements of controversies with supplier(s).
- Avoid involvement in any transactions/activities that could be considered to be a conflict between personal interests and the interests of the CSU.
- Know and obey the letter and spirit of laws governing the procurement functions and remain alert to the legal ramifications of procurement decisions.