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Contracts, Procurement, & Risk Management Services (CPRM)

The purpose of the District's CPRM Department is to ensure that the procurement of all goods and services is in accordance with the procedures set forth by the Board of Trustees, the California Public Contract Code, the California Education Code and other applicable laws of the State of California. The CPRM Department also ensures that in any purchase transaction, the requirements for competition have been met, bidding and negotiation have been conducted in accordance with applicable policies, and no conduct of compromise to the public trust is present.

Code of Ethics:

The  District has adopted the following  Code  of  Ethics  for  the  procurement  of  goods  and  services,  as  developed  by  the  National  Association  of  Educational  Procurement.   Although these are not legal codes, District employees should adhere to these codes with the highest respect.

  1. Give first consideration to the objectives and policies of our 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  statute  and  institutional policy 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  designee  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  the  institution 
  9. Accord a  prompt  and  courteous  reception  insofar  as  conditions  permit  to  all  who  call  on  legitimate business missions.
  10. Cooperate with  trade,  industrial  and  professional  associations,  and  with  government  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 purchasing associates and promote a spirit of unity and a keen interest in professional growth among them.

All goods and services procured by the District are completed through the purchase order process. An official District purchase order contains an authorized purchase order number and signature. It is the only recognized method for the purchase of goods and services obligating the District for payment.

Please click on any of the links to the right for more information on doing business with the District. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the CPRM Department at the phone number or email address listed below. 

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, University Center Suite 255, Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Phone: (661) 362-3476  

Fax: (661) 362-5480