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Core Values

Value Statement

CSUSB Procurement and Contracts aims to develop our People, streamline our Processes, and optimize the delivery of our services through the effective use of Technology in order to fulfill our core values.

Professional Development

We invest in the development of our staff through membership in professional organizations, assisting in the attainment of professional certification, providing continuing education opportunities.

Cost Effectiveness

We strive for cost effectiveness through early involvement in the procurement process, seeking competition (when necessary), standardization, cost and price analysis, and maximization of the economics of quantity buying.

Positive Supplier/Contractor Relationships

We are committed to the development and maintenance of strong supplier relations and to the continued development and utilization of California certified small businesses and disabled veteran business enterprises (DVBE).

Protection of the University Interests

We work to ensure all purchase transactions are conducted in accordance with current University policies and procedures, state and federal laws and regulations

Preserving the Public Trust

We endeavor to preserve the public trust by exercising due diligence, utilizing best practices, maximizing limited resources, and maintaining transparency in the course of procurement and contracting activities


We encourage our staff to pursue personal and professional growth through assuming leadership roles both inside and outside the university.


We are committed to continual incremental improvement.

Professional Conduct

We aim to conduct all activities in a fair, ethical and professional manner, consistent with the Professional Standards and Conduct of the Institute for Supply Management and the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Educational Procurement.

Assistance and Information

We provide research activities for the benefit of campus departments and University-wide administration. These activities include, but are not limited to locating sources for needed materials and services, providing literature and/or price estimates for budgetary purposes, providing information for user's consideration and counseling users concerning purchasing requirements, policy and procedures.

Environmental Responsibility

We aspire be stewards of the environment, assisting the campus with buying goods and services from manufacturers and suppliers who share our values of environmental sustainability.