The Procurement Committee meets monthly to manage the consortium’s joint purchasing program, which is administered by Augsburg College.

Current Members

Founding Members

Augsburg University
Jill Davenport
Manager, Purchasing and Central Services

Hamline University
Jackie Jones
PCard Program Administrator & Accounts Payable Manager

Macalester College
Matt Rumpza
Manager, Purchasing and Accounts Payable

St. Catherine University
Dave Sherlock
Assistant Director of Procurement & Auxiliary Services

University of St. Thomas
Dawn Christenson
Purchasing Manager

Associate Members

 

Committee Guidelines

The Procurement Committee shall adhere to the following guidelines:

Membership
The Procurement Committee shall consist of a purchasing representative from each of the five benefiting institutions: Augsburg College, Hamline University, Macalester College, St. Catherine University, and the University of St. Thomas.

Participation
Participation in group purchasing discussions is limited to the five ACTC founding institutions and any ACTC associate member institutions. ACTC associate members may participate in purchasing discussions, but only the founding institutions may vote on contracts.

Purpose
The purpose of the Procurement Committee is to prioritize, investigate, and implement joint purchases of services and goods that are financially or otherwise advantageous to the benefiting institutions and/or associates. The Procurement Committee may also engage in other activities related to the purchasing functions which are mutually advantageous.

Operating Policies and Procedures
Operating policies and procedures of the Procurement Committee will be set by a simple majority of the representatives from the founding institutions.

Meetings
The Procurement Committee will plan to meet once a month at a time determined annually beginning with the term of the new year. Associate members are invited to participate in three meetings per year.

Code of Ethics

The Procurement Committee will abide by the National Association of Educational Procurement’s Code of Ethics, including maintaining the confidentiality of all activities as listed below:

  1. Give first consideration to the objectives and polices of my institution.
  2. Strive to obtain the maximum value for each dollar of expenditure.
  3. Decline personal gifts or gratuities.
  4. Grant all competitive suppliers equal consideration insofar as state or federal statutes and institutional policies permit.
  5. Conduct business with potential and current suppliers in an atmosphere of good faith, devoid of intentional misrepresentation.
  6. Demand honesty in sales representation whether offered through the medium of a verbal or written statement, an advertisement, or a sample of the product.
  7. Receive consent of originator of proprietary ideas and designs before using them for competitive purchasing purposes.
  8. Make every reasonable effort to negotiate an equitable and mutually agreeable settlement of any controversy with a supplier; and/or be willing to submit any major controversies to arbitration or other third party review, insofar as the established policies of my institution permit.
  9. Accord a prompt and courteous reception insofar as conditions to permit to all who call on legitimate business missions.
  10. Cooperate with trade, industrial, and professional associations, and with governmental and private agencies, for the purposes of promoting and developing sound business methods.
  11. Foster fair, ethical, and legal trade practices.
  12. Counsel and cooperate with NAEP members and promote a spirit of unity and a keen interest in professional growth among them.

Updated March 2007