Doing Business with USF

Code of Ethics

USF Policy 0-027 Florida Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees

USF Regulation 4.02000 Purchasing - Statement of Intent

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.

USF Regulation 4.02010(IV)(B) Purchasing - Standards of Conduct

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