The Procure-to-Pay shared services organization is responsible for the MFA's procurement of goods and services. It accomplishes this by offering multiple methods of purchasing items via the iBuy+ system, electronic requisition, or use of a P-Card. P2P is also responsible for supplier registration, travel, and expense reimbursements through SAP Concur. Our goal is to serve the MFA by facilitating the timely acquisition of goods and services meeting the needs of the MFA at a competitive price, while ensuring compliance with MFA policies and procedures.
Our Vision, Mission & Values
- Set the standard for supply management.
- Achieve recognition as the leading supply management organization in higher-ed and health care and competitive with best-in-class in the private industry.
- To leverage our institutional knowledge, procurement expertise, and technology in pursuance of providing solutions to our customers and optimal financial return-on-investment to the MFA.
- Accountability for effective stewardship of all business practices.
- Adaptability to effectively change course to meet situational and environmental demands. Collaboration resulting in effective teamwork and strong partnerships across the University and MFA, and with external strategic business partners.
- Customer responsiveness resulting from engaging customers, incorporating feedback to improve service.
- Skills development to build the knowledge to grow and excel in individual and divisional roles.
- Workplace diversity to embrace various backgrounds and perspectives in the workforce to best serve our broad customer base.
Code of Ethics
All purchasing activities conducted on behalf of the Medical Faculty Associates, whether performed by Procure-to-Pay or other MFA employees, must be in compliance with the following ethical standards:
- Avoid the intent and appearance of unethical or compromising practice in relationships, actions, and communications.
- Demonstrate loyalty to the Medical Faculty Associates by diligently following the lawful instructions, using reasonable care and only the authority granted.
- Refrain from any private business or professional activity that would create a conflict between personal interests and the interests of the MFA.
- Refrain from soliciting or accepting money, loans, credits, or prejudicial discounts, and the acceptance of gifts, entertainment, favors or services from present or potential suppliers, which might influence, or appear to influence procurement decisions. Supplier paid site visits or training for MFA employees are not permitted unless stipulated as part of a formal supplier contract that was reviewed and approved by Procure-to-Pay.
- Handle information of a confidential or proprietary nature to the MFA and/or suppliers with due care and proper consideration of ethical and legal ramifications and governmental regulations.
- Know and obey the letter and spirit of laws governing the procurement function and remain alert to the legal ramifications of acquisition decisions.
- Demonstrate support for socially responsible procurement actions to include economic inclusion initiatives and sustainable purchasing programs.
- Do not use the MFA’s Procure-to-Pay systems for personal purchases, or use the MFA and University's combined buying power for personal benefit.
- Conduct international procurements in accordance with the laws, customs, and practices of foreign countries, consistent with United States laws, and the MFA's financial policies and procedures and the above ethical standards.