Code of Ethics - National Association of Educational Buyers

    • Give first consideration to the objectives and policies of my institution.
    • Strive to obtain the maximum value for each dollar of expenditure.
    • Decline personal gifts or gratuities.
    • Grant all competitive suppliers equal consideration insofar as state or federal statute and institutional policy permit.
    • Conduct business with potential and current suppliers in an atmosphere of good faith, devoid of intentional misrepresentation.
    • Demand honesty in sales representation whether offered through the medium or a verbal or written statement, an advertisement, or a sample of the product.
    • Receive consent of originator of proprietary ideas and designs before using them for competitive purchasing purposes.
    • Make every reasonable effort to negotiate an equitable and mutually agreeable settlement of any controversy with a supplier; and/or be willing to submit any major controversies to arbitration or other third party review, insofar as the established policies of my institution permit.
    • Accord a prompt and courteous reception insofar as conditions permit to all who call on legitimate business missions.
    • Cooperate with trade, industrial and professional associations, and with government and private agencies for the purposes of promoting and developing sound business methods.
    • Foster fair, ethical and legal trade practices.
    • Counsel and cooperate with NAEB members and promote a spirit of unity and a keen interest in professional growth among them.