Policy Number: 200-003 Administration, Facilities and Public Safety
Policy Title: Procurement - General
Responsible Officer: Chief Procurement Officer
Responsible Offices: Office of the Chief Financial Officer and Office of Procurement & Contracting (OPC)
Effective Date: June 29, 2011, May 29, 2012 – Conforming Revisions, September 12, 2022 - Revised
Next Review Date:
Summary: It is the policy of Howard University (“the University”) to use the Office of Procurement & Contracting (OPC) to acquire all goods and services on the University’s behalf guided by ethical conduct, sound business practices, accountability, best value, donor and sponsor requirements, Uniform Guidance, and federal and other regulations. OPC is the duly authorized agent with the expertise to provide strategic sourcing guidance in the acquisition of all goods and services for the University with a goal of obtaining the highest quality products and services at the best value in fair and open competition. This authority is ultimately exercised by OPC personnel who shall conduct business as ethical and accountable stewards of University funds. Please note that this policy applies only to the University.
Keywords: acquisition, commodity, purchase, solicitations, requisitions