The selection of sources of supply and vendors is the responsibility of the Purchasing Department. Departments should indicate the source from which the specifications have been obtained. Additional sources may be suggested. However, all things being equal, i. e., quality, delivery, service and price, the University will purchase from vendors located within the State of Illinois.
If it is necessary for departments to interview sales representatives regarding special details of their products, arrangements for the interviews should be made by the Purchasing Department.