Procurement Ethics Guide

Code of Ethics

The staff of the Purchasing Department is committed to the following Code of Ethics:
  • To conduct all purchasing activities according to applicable laws, rules, regulations, and policies of Onslow County and the State of North Carolina.
  • To uphold the practices and principals of the professional purchaser.
  • To conduct all purchasing activities in such a manner as to develop and maintain good public, vendor and internal relationships.
  • To encourage fair and open competition by legitimate and ethical means.
  • To extend honest, courteous and impartial treatment to all interested and qualified suppliers.
  • To maintain purchasing integrity at all times, keep free from any personal obligations to vendors, and respect their confidence.
  • To promote the goodwill of the Purchasing Department at all times.
  • To respect purchasing authority at all times, and not use it for private advantage or gain.