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  • To regard public service as a sacred trust, giving primary consideration to the interest of the governmental unit by whom we are employed.
  • To purchase the best value obtainable, securing the maximum benefit for each tax dollar expended.
  • To avoid "sharp" practices, giving all qualified vendors an equal opportunity.
  • To respect the obligations and to require that obligations to us and our governmental unit be respected.
  • To accord vendor representatives the same treatment we should like to receive, remembering that they are important sources of information and assistance in our buying problems.
  • To strive constantly for greater knowledge of purchasing methods and of the materials we buy.
  • To be receptive to counsel from our colleagues and to cooperate with them to promote a spirit of unity.
  • To conduct ourselves with fairness and dignity and to demand honesty and truth in buying and selling.
  • To cooperate with all organizations and individuals engaged in enhancing the development and standing of the Purchasing profession.
  • To remember that everything we do reflects on the entire Purchasing profession and to govern our every action accordingly.

Support Services

44 North San Joaquin Street
Fifth Floor Suite 540
Stockton, CA 95202
Phone: (209) 468-3240
Fax: (209) 468-3393