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PTD Mission and Values

PTD Mission Statement

Purchasing & Travel manages the supply chain of products and services for a diverse group of customers. This is accomplished in the following three ways:

  • Maintaining and promoting trusted business professionals who apply proven business skills and practices
  • Creating strategic relationships with customers and suppliers that bring the greatest benefit to the University and Church
  • Leveraging technologies and business practices that enable efficient procurement processes

By fulfilling our Mission, we:

  • Determine best value in securing products and services
  • Meet University needs through timely purchases
  • Implement planning and controls to protect sacred funds

Purchasing Values

BYU-Idaho Imperatives

  • We must raise substantially the quality of every aspect of the experience our students have.
  • We must make a BYU-Idaho education available to more of the young people of the Church.
  • We must lower the relative cost of education.

Code of Ethics

We subscribe to the following National Association of Educational Buyers Code of Ethics:

  1. Give first consideration to the objectives and policies 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 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, and 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 polices of my institution permit.
  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 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.


We are constantly looking for ways to improve our procedures and methods. We also appreciate suggestions made by suppliers which lead to more efficient purchasing decisions. The value of significant effort expended by a sales representative in our behalf is always carefully considered when decisions to purchase materials and services are made.