Responsibilities and Objectives The sole purpose of the San Joaquin Delta College Purchasing Department is to ensure appropriate purchasing regulations and procedures are established and to maintain the sacred trust of conducting business in a business-like manner to achieve the highest standards of fairness, honesty, and integrity. To that end, the Purchasing Department has developed specific objectives: Coordinate the procurement of goods and services for all Academic and Administrative Departments of the District;
Develop and maintain a good working relationship with campus departments through an understanding of their purpose and objectives
Give all qualified suppliers an equal opportunity
Develop and maintain sources of supply such as commodity mailing lists and catalog library
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of manufacturing technology, supplier competence, and competitive marketing conditions as they relate to the material, equipment, supply and service requirements of the District
Test and evaluate various commodities to ensure proper balance of quality and monetary expenditures;
Refer information regarding new or improved products and exceptional buys to departments using those products
Expedite delivery of urgently needed good and/or services; and,
Secure competitive bids whenever possible to obtain maximum value from the expenditure of District funds.
On the other hand, the suppliers doing business with San Joaquin Delta College must: Conduct business with us with a deep concern for honesty, fairness, and integrity.
Assist us in our buying problems remembering that they are our best source of information.
Comply with local Board of Trustees rules, regulations and legal code provisions applying to public school purchasing; Federal, State, county and local.