The basic procurement objective is to secure the best price, work, service, supplies, or equipment at the lowest available price, consistent with quality requirements and delivery needs.
The practice of competitive bidding, whether formal or informal, not only tends to assure reasonable prices, but also guards against favoritism, imprudence, and fraud.
The Purchasing Office must make all official commitments that will expend State funds which may be accomplished by the respective department submitting a purchase requisition or by using a college-issued purchasing card if the transaction type permits.
Women and Minority-Owned Businesses
In addition, it is the policy of the college to take affirmative action to insure that minority and woman-owned business enterprises are given the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to provide the college with goods and services at competitive prices.
Every effort will be made to make purchases from the pool of certified MBE vendors on file in the Purchasing Office database.