Code of Ethics
  1. Give first consideration to the mission, objectives and policies of AUB.
  2. Seek the best price for the product that meets the technical and quality and delivery requirements of the University and strive to obtain the maximum value for each dollar of expenditure.
  3. Decline personal gifts or gratuities.
  4. Grant competitive suppliers equal consideration in so far as laws, regulations, AUB community user requirements and AUB 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 representation whether offered through the medium of a verbal or written statement, an advertisement or a sample of the product.
  7. Receive consent of originator of proprietary ideas and designs before using them for competitive purchasing purposes.  Do not share vendor pricing information without the written permission from the vendor.
  8. Make every reasonable effort to negotiate an equitable and mutually agreeable settlement of any controversy with a supplier while being a strong advocate of the University’s contractual rights and other legal rights.
  9. Accord a prompt and courteous reception in so far as conditions permit to all who call on legitimate business missions.
  10. To foster fair, ethi​cal and legal trade practices.
  11. Work on behalf of the interests of AUB solely, and avoid situations that may result in personal benefit or gain to the buyer, requestor or any member of a bid committee.