|Submission Date||Feb. 26, 2015|
Saint Louis University
OP-17: Guidelines for Business Partners
Contract Management Specialist
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Currently there is no formal policy or guideline documentation available with regard to the business partners. However, the goal of Purchasing is to ensure that reliable, qualified, ethical and financially sound vendors are utilized for all purchases and services. We support efforts to maintain a mutually beneficial and open working relationship with suppliers and contractors.
When considering new vendors, a rigorous research effort is undertaken to make sure the company is reputable and will serve in the best interest of the institution. An ongoing analysis of existing vendors is also performed to ensure Saint Louis University is continually receiving the utmost customer service levels and pricing benefits.
We include language in our RFPs that states the University will consider the ability, capacity, and skill of bidder to provide the services required; as well as the bidder’s:
When business is sent out to bid we evaluate how competitors stack up against each other in terms of social and environmental responsibility. We meet with preferred vendors regularly to evaluate performance, communicate expectations and foster continuous improvement.
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