Confidentiality of Pricing and Other Supplier Information
(SciQuest and All Other)
It has recently come to our attention that some Yale suppliers are requesting that Yale employees share or allow them to view pricing or other confidential information (in this case, via the Yale user's SciQuest account.) Some suppliers have even offered to provide Yale users with 'training' in Yale's new eProcurement solution which contains confidential information. Allowing any supplier to view confidential information is a clear violation of Yale's confidentiality and ethics rules and should never be allowed.
For your convenience, SciQuest and other Procurement training modules, frequently asked questions and help are now available online. Please visit http://www.yale.edu/procurement/eprocurement/documentation.htm for details.
Please share this note with all of your staff and please be sure to report any such violations to the Yale University Procurement Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. Procurement officials will deal directly with any offending suppliers.