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Procurement Policies and Guidlines

Ordering and Contracting Policy - Outlines the proper payment method by commodity and product category.

Limit Order Guidelines - Explains the intended use of limit orders.

Vendor Management Program - Outlines how and why vendors are managed at BU.

Agreement Administration Policy - Roles and responsibilities of agreements.

Procurement Ethics -11 principles to abide by during the procurement process.

Shipping/Receiving - Terms and definitions used in the shipping process.

Payment Terms - Payment terms available to Boston University suppliers.

Ordering from Outside the U.S. - This section covers the process for ordering from or shipping outside the United States.

Quotations - Requirements for quotations at Boston University.

Competitive Bidding - The process of collective proposals for the purchase of a good or service.

Request for Proposal (RFP) Process - The process of collectively working on a request for proposal.

- Justification for not using the competitive bid policy.

Purchasing Card Policy - Rules and regulations for items that can be purchased on a Pcard.

Travel Policy - Rules and regulations for travel.

Property Management - A guide to help protect University owned equipment.

Engagement of Professional Services - Policy to ensure consistency and efficiency in the engagement of such firms and individuals.

Employee Conflict of Interest Policy - A link to and information about our conflict of interest.


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Updated 9/19/12