Public Purchasing—Three Principles
The Purchasing Department of the Maricopa Community College District strives for:
Maximization of Competition. Specifications are written to allow the purchasing process to be as open as possible to a number of qualified vendors.
Equal and Fair Competition. Each vendor is provided the same information regarding product or service needs/specifications and their responses (such as price quotes) are kept confidential until the purchase is made.
Best Value at the Lowest Price. The purchase must be made at the lowest price for the product or service that best meets the needs of the requisitioner.