The mission of the Tangipahoa Parish School System's Purchasing Department is to support the educational process by obtaining quality materials and services in a timely and cost-effective manner. This involves creating a setting where the department would utilize the most effective and innovative methods for procuring quality goods and services. Responsibilities include providing the school system with policies and procedures that foster an ethical, responsive and efficient environment and recognizing the department's obligations to suppliers and internal customers. The Tangipahoa Parish School System Purchasing Department is committed to the highest standard of service and continuously strives for improvement in all areas of procurement practices.
CODE OF ETHICS
Strive to be governed by 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 school system and the public served.
Value the dignity and worth of the services rendered and the social responsibilities assumed as a trusted public servant.
Give first consideration to the interests of the school system and the betterment of its educational program by obtaining the greatest value from every tax dollar expended.
Conduct business with all potential and current suppliers in an atmosphere of good faith, devoid of intentional misrepresentation.
Abstain from personal aggrandizement or personal profit that may be obtained through misuse of public or personal relationships.
Keep the governmental organization informed, through appropriate channels, on problems and progress of applicable operations by emphasizing the importance of the facts.
Refuse to accept gifts, gratuities or other things of value from suppliers, which might influence or appear to influence purchasing decisions.
Enhance the proficiency and stature of the purchasing profession by acquiring and maintaining current knowledge as a member of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing.
Commit to the highest standard of service and continuously strive for improvement in all areas of procurement practices.