Procurement Policy

Effective Date: January 31, 2008

Last Reviewed: June 30, 2015

Review by: July 1, 2016

Policy Statement

Authorized users of Meharry Medical College computer and network resources have a fiscal responsibility to purchase and secure computer resources at the negotiated discounted prices. This policy provides guidelines for the appropriate procurement of information technologies. 


Access to networks and computer systems owned or operated by Meharry Medical College imposes certain responsibilities and obligations on its users and is granted to these users subject to College policies and local, state and federal laws. Appropriate use should always be legal, ethical, reflect academic honesty and reflect community standards. Authorized users should demonstrate respect for intellectual property, ownership of data, system security mechanisms, and to freedom from intimidation, harassment and unwarranted annoyance. In addition, authorized users of information resources must respect software copyrights and licenses, refrain from seeking to gain unauthorized access to systems, and respect the rights of other computer users. Thus, this policy covers procurement of computers and related equipment. Meharry's Department of Information and Technology is the responsible office for this policy.

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