URMC Compliance Program Policy Manual:

Purchasing decisions must be made in accordance with applicable policy. In addition, the prohibitions discussed in a preceding section of this Manual entitled "Payments, Discounts, and Gifts," apply to purchasing decisions made on behalf of the particular organization. Purchasing decisions must in all instances be made free from any conflicts of interest that could affect the outcome. URMC is committed to a fair and objective procurement system which results in the acquisition of quality goods and services at a fair price. Any concerns about the legality of the terms of a proposed transaction, including but not limited to, inducements offered by a vendor or supplier, should be discussed with legal counsel or the Compliance Officer.