PROCUREMENT CODE OF ETHICS
Appendix A – CSM Procurement Rules

Colorado School of Mines Procurement Code of Ethics

Any person employed by the Colorado School of Mines who purchases goods and
services, or is involved in the purchasing process for the School, shall be bound by this
code and shall:

1. Avoid the intent and appearance of unethical or compromising practice in
relationships, actions, and communications;

2. Demonstrate loyalty to the Colorado School of Mines by diligently following all
lawful instructions while using professional judgment, reasonable care, and
exercising only the authority granted;

3. Conduct all purchasing activities in accordance with the laws, while remaining
alert to and advising the Colorado School of Mines regarding the legal
ramifications of the purchasing decisions;

4. Refrain from any private or professional activity that would create a conflict
between personal interests and the interests of the Colorado School of Mines;

5. Identify and strive to eliminate participation of any individual in operational
situations where a conflict of interest may be involved;

6. Never solicit or accept money, loans, credits, or prejudicial discounts, and avoid
the acceptance of gifts, entertainment, favors, or services from present or potential
suppliers which might influence or appear to influence purchasing decisions;

7. Promote positive supplier relationships through impartiality in all phases of the
purchasing cycle;

8. Display the highest ideals of honor and integrity in all public and personal
relationships in order to merit the respect and inspire the confidence of the public
being served;

9. Provide an environment where all business concerns, large or small, majority- or
minority-owned, are afforded an equal opportunity to compete for Colorado
School of Mines business; and,

10. Enhance the proficiency and stature of the purchasing profession by adhering to
the highest standards of ethical behavior.