Purchasing Code of Ethics

  • Adopted by the Purchasing Manager as of September 1, 2003 and revised on February 1, 2013.
  • Conduct procurement in accordance with the Administrative Code.
  • Obtain maximum value for each dollar spent.
  • Decline personal favors, gifts, and gratuities.
  • Grant all competitive vendors and contractors fair and equal consideration.
  • Conduct business with potential and current vendors and contractors in an atmosphere of good faith.
  • Accord a prompt and courteous response to all who call on legitimate business.
  • Create an environment of fair, ethical, and legal business practices.
  • Encourage support for the Small Contractor Outreach and Opportunities Program (SCOOP).
  • Protect the Water Authority’s interest by ensuring that all vendors and contractors honor all terms of their contracts.