Purchasing Services Mission Statement

The mission of Purchasing is to provide services and support to both internal and external clients to make the best value decisions in a professional and transparent manner.

Fanshawe College adheres to the Code of Ethics outlined in the Broader Public Sector Procurement Directive, which sets out procurement rules in the purchase of goods and services with public funds under the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010.

The Directive is based on the five key principles that allow Organizations to achieve value for money while following a procurement process that is fair and transparent to all stakeholders:

  • Accountability:
    Organizations must be accountable for the results of their procurement decisions and the appropriateness of the processes.
  • Transparency
    Organizations must be transparent to all stakeholders. Wherever possible, stakeholders must have equal access to information on procurement opportunities, processes and results.
  • Value for Money
    Organizations must maximize the value they receive from the use of public funds. A value-for-money approach aims to deliver goods and services at the optimum total lifecycle cost.
  • Quality Service Delivery
    Front-line services provided by Organizations, such as teaching and patient care, must receive the right product, at the right time, in the right place.
  • Process Standardization
    Standardized processes remove inefficiencies and create a level playing field.

Ontario Broader Public Sector (BPS) Supply Chain Code of Ethics

Goal: To ensure an ethical, professional and accountable BPS supply chain.

  1. Personal Integrity and Professionalism
    Individuals involved with Supply Chain Activities must act, and be seen to act, with integrity and professionalism. Honesty, care and due diligence must be integral to all Supply Chain Activities within and between BPS organizations, suppliers and other stakeholders. Respect must be demonstrated for each other and for the environment. Confidential information must be safeguarded. Participants must not engage in any activity that may create, or appear to create, a conflict of interest, such as accepting gifts or favours, providing preferential treatment, or publicly endorsing suppliers or products.
  2. Accountability and Transparency
    Supply Chain Activities must be open and accountable. In particular, contracting and purchasing activities must be fair, transparent and conducted with a view to obtaining the best value for public money. All participants must ensure that public sector resources are used in a responsible, efficient and effective manner.
  3. Compliance and Continuous Improvement
    Individuals involved with purchasing or other Supply Chain Activities must comply with this Code of Ethics and the laws of Canada and Ontario. Individuals should continuously work to improve supply chain policies and procedures, to improve their supply chain knowledge and skill levels, and to share leading practices.

Purchasing and Payment Services Mission Statement

Purchasing:

The mission of Purchasing is to provide services and support to both internal and external clients to make the best value decisions in a professional and transparent manner.

Payment Services:

The mission of Payment Services is to provide effective and efficient payments to both internal and external clients by following generally accepted accounting principles.

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