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Saint Paul Public Schools, District 625
360 Colborne Street
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Ethical Principles

Ethical Principles for Purchasing and Contracting

The SPPS Purchasing & Contract Services Department recognizes purchasing as a profession and subscribes to the standards and expectations of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing Code of Ethics.

Public Purpose

As SPPS funding comes from the public, purchases and expenses for any program, school or department must meet the criteria for public purpose (AKA: public expenditures).

The Minnesota Public Purpose Doctrine describes the state of Minnesota's legal position on the use of public funds, citing relevant case law related to this issue.