Code of Ethics
1. Give first consideration to the
objectives and policies of my institution.
2. Strive to obtain the maximum value for each dollar of
3. Decline personal gifts or gratuities.
4. Grant all competitive suppliers equal consideration insofar
as state or federal statute and institutional policy permit.
5. Conduct business with potential suppliers in an atmosphere of
good faith, devoid of intentional misrepresentation.
6. Demand honesty in sales representation whether offered
through the medium of a verbal or written statement, an
advertisement, or a sample of the product.
7. Receive consent of originator of proprietary ideas and
designs before using them for competitive purchasing purposes.
8. Make every reasonable effort to negotiate an equitable and
mutually agreeable settlement of any controversy with a
supplier; and/or be willing to submit any major controversies to
arbitration or other third party review, insofar as the
established policies of my institution permit.
9. Accord a prompt and courteous reception insofar as conditions
permit to all who call on legitimate business missions.
10. Cooperate with trade, industrial and professional
associations, and with governmental and private agencies for the
purposes of promoting and developing sound business methods.
11. Foster fair, ethical and legal trade practices.
12. Counsel and cooperate with NAEP members and promote a spirit
of unity and a keen interest in professional growth among them.
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