Procurement and Contract Services Policy & Procedures Manual
Section 100: Purchasing and Contract Ethics
Effective: 1/4/2010
Revised:  1/8/2019



To direct OSU faculty, administrators and staff in ethical and responsible procurement practices ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures.


OSU employees are expected to uphold the highest ethical standards in their relationships with one another, with students, with the wider community and in all of their professional pursuits.  Inherent in this responsibility is the obligation to follow the laws, regulations, policies and procedures that govern ethical and responsible procurement practices while exhibiting integrity expected of all employees.  Specifically, the regulations guiding employees are those contained in the Oregon Government Ethics Law, Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 244 and the Code of Ethics, OAR 580-061-0000.  This policy will address ethical and responsible procurement and public contracting practices.