Ethics in Purchasing

  • ETHICS IN PURCHASING

    Statement to Vendors

     

    School District Responsibility:

    It is the desire of the Old Bridge Township Board of Education to have all Board employees and officials practice ethical behavior in the procurement of goods, services, materials, supplies and services.

     

    School officials and employees who recommend purchases shall not extend any favoritism to any vendor.  Each recommended purchases should be based upon quality of the items, service, price, delivery and other applicable factors in full compliance with N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-1 et.seq. 

     

    School officials and employees are prohibited from soliciting and receiving funds, gifts, materials, goods, services, favors, and any other items of value from vendors doing business with the Old Bridge Township Board of Education.

     

    Vendor Responsibility:

    Any vendor doing business or proposing to do business with the Old Bridge Public School District, shall neither pay, offer to pay, either directly or indirectly, any fee, commission, or compensation, nor offer any gift, gratuity, or other thing of value of any kind to any official or employee of the Old Bridge Public School District. 

     

    No vendor shall cause or influence or attempt to cause to influence, any official or employee of the Old Bridge Township Public School District, in any manner which might tend to impair the objectivity or independence of judgment of said official or employee.

     

    Vendor Certification:

    Vendors will be asked to certify that no official or employee of the Old Bridge Township Board of Education or immediate family members are directly or indirectly interested in this request or have any interest in any portions or profits thereof.  The vendor participating in his request must be an independent vendor and not an official or employee of the Old Bridge Township Board of Education. 

     

    See below for copy of Vendor Letter


     

    To:  All Vendors  

     

    The Old Bridge Township Board of Education recognizes only purchases made through the approved purchase order process. 

     

    All purchases are made with a written purchase order, with an authorized signature and a purchase order number.

     

    Please do not honor or accept any requests for goods or services unless the request is made through a written purchase order or change order with an authorized signature and purchase order number.

     

    Please alert Joseph Marra, Business Administrator at 732-290-5951 if any employee attempts to place an order without an authorized purchase order.

     

    Once a purchase order is received do not permit any employee to add items to the order.

     

    The Old Bridge Township Board of Education will not be held responsible for any unauthorized orders or purchases.  All purchase orders clearly state "The Board of Education will not be liable for goods furnished without written orders."

     

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