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Notice to Vendors and Potential Vendors of
Howard University and Howard University Hospital

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Code of Ethics and Conduct

It is the policy of the University to conduct itself with the highest degree of integrity and honesty in all of its dealings. To further this purpose, our Board of Trustees has adopted a Code of Ethics and Conduct (the "Codes") that contains a set of guiding principles and responsibilities governing all Members of the University Community. Certain provision of that Code deal with the relationship of the University Community with our vendors and those seeking to do business with the University. Generally, the Code prohibits any member of the University Community from receiving or soliciting anything of value in return for influencing or exercising his or her discretion in a particular way. In addition, no member of the University Community may receive or solicit anything of value because of any official act performed or to be performed by such an individual. Members of the University Community include all our employees, corporate officers, and Trustees, and their immediate families and close personal acquaintances.

If a vendor or potential vendor violates or facilitates a violation of this policy, it may not be considered a responsible source for the acquisition of the University's goods and services and may, therefore, be disqualified to do business with the University. Such a decision will rest within our sole discretion and may be made on any basis that the University deems appropriate under the circumstances.

Civil Rights

It is the policy of the University to provide an environment for its students, faculty and administrative employees that is free from illegal discrimination, intrusion, intimidation, or exploitation. Therefore, the University will not tolerate any illegal treatment of a member of the University Community that is based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including sexual harassment), age, martial status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, disability, matriculation, political affiliation, or on any other classification that is prohibited by law.

All individuals who come onto the property of the University, or who enter property where the University conducts its business ("University property"), are expected to conform to this policy. Vendors will be held responsible for the actions of their employees while on University property. If we determine that a vendor or potential vendor has violated this policy, the University reserves the right to take all appropriate remedial measures to impose sanctions and to mitigate against the recurrence of such conduct. In such an event, the University may bar culpable individuals from University property. In addition, or in lieu of taking such action, the University may conclude that the vendor is not a responsible source for the acquisition of the University's goods and services and may, therefore, disqualify the vendor from doing business with the University. Such decisions will rest within our sole discretion and may be made on any basis that the University deems appropriate under the circumstances.

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