Integrated CSU Administrative Manual

CSU POLICY

--INACTIVE HISTORICAL POLICY--

Section:  CSU POLICY MANUAL FOR CONTRACTING & PROCUREMENT

Section 5000 Policies

Policy Number:  5201.0

Policy Title: Fair and Open Competition

Policy Effective Date:  April 28, 2008

Last Revision Date:  
(see revision history)

POLICY OBJECTIVE

To establish system wide contracting and procurement policy as required by Education Code 89036.

POLICY STATEMENT

The CSU is committed to a policy of promoting fair and open competition, for the acquisition of goods and services to meet its needs. In implementing its policies and procedures for the preparation and administration of purchase orders and contracts, the CSU strives to achieve; through public advertising, notification, and outreach, the following objectives:

  1. Compliance with the intent of statutes regarding competition as a means of protecting the public from the misuse of public funds;
  2. Stimulation of competition in a manner conducive to sound fiscal practices by providing qualified firms fair opportunity to participate;
  3. The elimination of favoritism, fraud, and corruption in the awarding of purchase orders and contracts;
  4. Obtain best value for the CSU while complying with legislative intent.

APPLICABILITY AND AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

 

REVISION HISTORY

 

RESOURCES AND REFERENCE MATERIALS

Useful Guidelines:

 

Related Principles:

 

Sound Business Practices:

 

Laws, State Codes, Regulations and Mandates:

Reference: Education Code 89036, Public Contract Code Article 3 of Chapter 2, Part 2, Division 2. Public Contract Code 12100 et seq., Executive Order 775

 

COGNIZANT OFFICE(S)

CO Manager:

Tom Roberts
Director, Contract Services & Procurement
CSU Office of the Chancellor
troberts@calstate.edu

Subject Expert:

Tom Roberts
Director, Contract Services & Procurement
CSU Office of the Chancellor
troberts@calstate.edu

Affinity Group:

Procurement and Support Services Officers

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