Doing Business with USF
Code of Ethics
In order to meet the University of South Florida System's mission, Purchasing Services provides management and oversight to acquire quality commodities and contractual services while promoting fair and open competition in the public procurement process. Responsible Purchasing officials shall be protected from improper pressures of external political or business interests. The process shall reduce the appearance and opportunity for favoritism, ensure that contracts are awarded equitably and economically, and establish effective management oversight in the acquisition of commodities and contractual services in order to preserve the integrity of public purchasing and contracting.
It is a breach of ethical standards for any employee of the University of South Florida System (USF System) to accept, solicit, or agree to accept a gratuity of any kind, form or type in connection with any contract for commodities or services. It is also a breach of ethical standards for any potential contractor to offer an employee of the USF System a gratuity of any kind, form or type to influence the development of a contract or potential contract for commodities or service