|Submission Date||Nov. 27, 2013|
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
OP-13: Vendor Code of Conduct
Director of Procurement Services
Does the institution have and act on a vendor code of conduct or equivalent policy that sets expectations about the social and environmental responsibility of vendors with whom the institution does business?:
The website URL where the vendor code of conduct or equivalent policy is posted :
A copy of the vendor code of conduct or equivalent policy:
A brief description of programs and strategies institution has implemented to ensure the code is followed, including a brief description of instances when vendor code of conduct has changed purchasing behavior within the last five years, if applicable:
Requirement of University Employees to Report Procurement Communications
"Effective January 1, 2011, the Illinois Procurement Code (30 ILCS 500/1-1 et seq.) requires procurement communications be reported to the Illinois Procurement Policy Board. In pertinent part, the state reads as follows, "Any written or oral communication received by a State employee that imparts or requests material information or makes a material argument regarding potential action concerning a procurement matter, including, but not limited to, an application, a contract, or a project, shall be reported to the Procurement Policy Board." (30 ILCS 500/50-39(a))
The University’s Ethics Officers have the responsibility of informing employees of the procurement communications requirements and guiding employees through the reporting process. This law requires the employee to report all material communications with vendors that may attempt to influence purchasing decisions.
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