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Procurement Department


General Procurement Standard Election

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has updated the guidance of Procurement Standards available to non-federal entities. Under 2 CFR 200.317 – 200.326, the one year grace period of the procurement requirement has been extended to an additional grace period of  one year OMB Alert - May 17, 2017.  The Scripps Research Institute has exercised this option to defer, and will continue to evaluate and adopt the new Procurement Standards through September 30, 2018.  


The mission of the Procurement Department is to support the scientific endeavors of our scientists by providing them with superior equipment, products, and services at a competitive cost.


In order to meet the needs of our scientific constituents, we strive to become leaders and innovators within the biomedical research community. Achieving this ambitious goal will require superior customer service and forward thinking processes with an aim to achieve operational excellence in all procure-to-pay functions. Ultimately, the Procurement Department's partnerships with our scientists, our administrative colleagues, and our suppliers will maximize the "cost-to-value" relationship, to ensure that our scientific goals are met.

About Us

We are a single Procurement Department with offices in two locations supporting local activities: one in La Jolla, California and the second one in Jupiter, Florida. Procurement's staff is made up of Sourcing Teams focused on large categories of spend and building internal partnerships throughout the Institute. We are a team of dedicated and accountable professionals focused on driving value to our scientists and our administrative colleagues. We are enthusiastic about our mission, vision, and values in supply chain management.

Solicitations and Bids

It is our goal to maintain the cost-to-value relationship with our suppliers leveraging the Solicitation and Bid process.

The ability to meet technical specifications, competitive prices, quality, service and on-time delivery are elements we take into consideration in our Solicitation and Bid process.  To learn more about potential opportunities, please click here.

Conflict Of Interest

Supplier understands that TSRI has implemented a  Policy on Conflicts of Interest and Commitment, and is subject to the Uniform Guidance Procurement Standards pertaining to contracts issued to suppliers under Federal awards (2 CFR §200.318).  Accordingly, Supplier understands that no employee, officer, or agent of TSRI may participate in the selection, award, or administration of a contract supported by a Federal award if he or she has a real or apparent conflict of interest.  Such a conflict of interest would arise when a TSRI employee, officer, or agent, any member of his or her immediate family, his or her partner, or an organization that employs or is about to employ any of the parties indicated herein, has a financial or other interest in or tangible personal benefit from a supplier firm considered for a contract.  

For more information on 2 CFR §200.318, Gratuities