EPE adheres to the following additional procurement policies:
As a major supplier in its service territory, EPE attempts to buy from local businesses whenever possible and feasible.
EPE does not engage in, or submit to, the practice of reciprocity in any purchase transaction. All business is awarded on the basis of merit only.
EPE forbids employees from accepting gifts or gratuities from suppliers, other than advertising specialties or those items commonly construed to be acceptable as standard business practice.
EPE's management requires its employees to notify it of any possible conflict of interest. It also expects any party doing business or seeking to do business with EPE to likewise disclose any possible conflicts of interest.