AUI supports the needs of its scientific research programs by the timely and cost effective procurement of materials, supplies and services in accordance with sound business practices and its contractual obligations. Prompt and courteous attention is given to the suppliers and potential suppliers in a manner consistent with sound business practice.

Purchase of supplies or services from employees are prohibited, except with the express written approval of a Research Center Director or the President, or an authorized designee.

The use of AUI personnel and facilities for the procurement of materials or services for personal use of any AUI employee is prohibited.

Each Research Center shall develop written procedures which detail how goods and services are to be procured. Such procedures shall include identification of the individuals (by name or position) who are authorized to approve such acquisitions.