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How To Do Business with USF

The University of San Francisco’s (USF) goal for procurement transactions is to achieve maximum value for each dollar expended. Maximum value is defined as “matching the right quality of product/service to each of the various tasks at hand, coupled with high level vendors/supplier service and support offered at highly competitive price levels.” To achieve this objective, USF will develop business relationships with those vendors/suppliers who proactively engage in improving the supply management process.

The procurement program shall be structured to facilitate the "procurement to pay" process in order to minimize transactional cost while ensuring appropriate levels of internal control.

The office of Purchasing & Ancillary Services (PAAS) shall serve as a consultant to the USF community on all procurement matters including, but not limited to: market research, competitive sources of supply, vendor/supplier pre-qualification, compliance with laws, contract development/administration, and terms and conditions of purchase to protect the USF's position.

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