The Procurement Department helps the University procure goods and services for instruction, research, and operations. Additionally, the department is responsible for:
Ensuring procurement compliance and advising departments on best practices
Managing supplier relationships
Reviewing and developing contracts
Administering the Diversity Program
In 2019 the department was awarded the prestigious 23rd Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® (AEP) for 2018 from the National Procurement Institute, Inc. (NPI). The award recognizes innovation, professionalism, e-procurement, productivity and leadership in the procurement function of public and non-profit organizations.
Code of Ethics and Standard of Conduct
All University personnel engaged in the Procurement Department and related activities shall conduct business dealings in a manner above reproach in every respect.
Transactions relating to expenditure of public funds require the highest degree of public trust to protect the interests of the University and the taxpayers of Florida.
All University employees engaged in the procurement cycle, including the president, vice presidents, deans, chairpersons, directors, budget committee members, initiators of requirements and their supervisors, receiving personnel, finance and accounting personnel, e-card holders, and all members of a Procurement Department are bound by the standard of conduct for public officers and employees set forth in Chapter 112, Part 3, Florida Statutes and Florida Polytechnic University Regulation FPU-6.002 Personnel Code of Conduct and Ethics.