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About Procurement

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The mission of the Procurement Department is to supply the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution community with expertise, policies and procedures to ensure goods and services are available in a timely, cost effective manner. Be it travel, the purchase of equipment or the acquisition of supplies, we are further charged with the responsibility to manage these acquisitions in accordance with all appropriate government and private agency requirements regarding procurements made with awarded funds.

Members of the Procurement Team are expected to seek out and adopt current best business practices regarding the acquisition and payment of goods and services and to apply these practices in a friendly, client service manner. In addition, we will utilize the best available technologies, like the web, to perform these tasks. Finally, the Procurement Department is to provide appropriate expertise and training to the entire WHOI community in these matters.

Knowledgeable and Innovative Professionals
The Procurement Department is dedicated to achieving excellence in providing procurement services and attaining recognition as knowledgeable and innovative professionals.  We envision our role as members of an organization in which teamwork and respect are valued, and employees take pride in everything they do. We strive to provide quality "customer-oriented" procurement services. Quality is defined as the continuous improvement of procurement services by understanding and meeting the needs and expectations of our customers. This is achieved through creativity, teamwork and a commitment to the success of our customers.

Our dedication is to our vision...built on a foundation of continuous improvement...guided by the strength of our code of ethics...and driven by the needs and expectations of our customers.

Last updated: April 16, 2014

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