1,501: General Policy

Last Revised: March 2008

Purchase orders are contracts. Contracts as well as purchase documents will adhere to Board of Regents' Policies, Chancellor's Memorandums, and generally accepted business and purchasing practices. Awards will be made to the most beneficial, responsible and responsive bidder, vendor, or contractor as determined on the basis of price, quality, availability, conformance to specifications, financial capability, service, and the best interests of NSHE. The Purchasing Department, herein after referred to as "Purchasing" administers all purchases of supplies, goods, equipment, services and construction.

For product categories that have ENERGY STAR© rated products available, the University will focus its procurement efforts only on products with an ENERGY STAR© rating.