Code of Ethics

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The City of Georgetown Purchasing Departments is committed to:

  • encouraging positive supplier relationships through courtesy and impartiality;
  • demonstrating loyalty to the City of Georgetown and its citizens by knowing and obeying all State laws, City ordinances and purchasing procedures;
  • avoiding all appearances of unethical or compromising acts during their interaction with vendors;
  • refraining from any activities that would create a conflict between personal interest and those of the City;
  • ensuring that any and all vendors have the opportunity to participate in the bidding procedure;
  • discourage City employees from soliciting or accepting money, loans, credit, discounts, gifts, entertainment, favors or services from present or potential vendors;
  • and enhancing the purchasing professionalism by improving technical knowledge and adhering to the highest ethical standards.