Doing Business with the Salk Institute

Procurement Services

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Doing Business with the Salk Institute


Thank you for your interest in doing business with us!

Carefully review the information contained on this website to learn more about how you can be a part of Salk’s mission.

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is one of the world’s preeminent basic research institutions where renowned scientists make groundbreaking discoveries studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology and related disciplines. To support Salk’s foremost scientific minds in their innovative biological research we require our suppliers to provide the best value and highest quality goods and services to meet a broad spectrum of requirements including those related to administration and facilities maintenance.

Procurement Services strives to maintain efficient and effective processes with reliable suppliers, who have demonstrated that their products and services consistently meet the highest of standards required to meet the ongoing research and associated administrative needs of the Institute.

COMPLIANCE

The responsibility of the Procurement Services Department is to source, procure, inspect, deliver and ship all the materials and services required to meet the goals of the Institute. Effective July 1, 2018, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies will comply with Procurement Standards as defined in 2 CFR 200, “Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards”, Subpart D, Sections 200.318 -200.326, for all federal grant funded procurements.

DOING BUSINESS DURING COVID-19
To help protect the safety of Salk’s employees and suppliers, all individuals entering a Salk location or facility owned, rented or leased by Salk (“Salk Premises”) is required to strictly follow all posted Salk health and safety measures. By entering Salk Premises, individuals accept the Salk health and safety guidelines as being sufficient to protect themselves from exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and agree to adhere to all posted Salk health and safety guidelines.

Salk Health & Safety Guidance for Individuals Entering Salk Premises
The health and safety of our employees remains our highest priority. Salk’s Crisis Management Team COVID-19 Task Force continues to monitor and comply with all federal, state and county public health orders regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, including measures to prevent spread of the virus. Members of the Institute’s leadership and faculty communicate regularly with other research organizations to verify and exchange best practices. This information sharing is a valuable component of how Salk policies and guidelines are developed and implemented.

Safe Reopening Plans have been submitted by the Salk Institute to both the State of California and County of San Diego County.

POSTED HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES
All individuals entering a Salk Premises must read and adhere to posted Salk Protective Measures posted throughout Salk facilities and posted online here.

Face masks are required on Salk Premises. Face masks can be removed by individuals working alone in an office or closed space and during the brief period while consuming food or beverages.

SUPPLIERS MUST BE SYMPTOM-FREE TO ENTER SALK PREMISES
Any individual entering a Salk Premises is required to be free of all symptoms associated with COVID-19. Suppliers who believe they have been in close contact with someone demonstrating symptoms of illness, or have symptoms of illness themselves, are prohibited from entering any Salk Premises for the safety of the Salk community.

IF A SUPPLIER DEVELOPS SYMPTOMS
If a supplier develops symptoms while working at a Salk Premises, you must immediately inform Salk’s EH&S Department at safety@salk.edu and immediately exit Salk Premises.

If a supplier develops symptoms within 14 days of being at any Salk Premises, supplier should email safety@salk.edu to enable confidential contact tracing.

COMPLIANCE
Individuals entering Salk Premises are required to comply with all Salk Protective Measures. In the event an individual is observed not complying with the Protective Measures, the individual will be directed to comply by staff from EH&S and/or Human Resources. If further action becomes necessary to ensure compliance, Human Resources, EH&S and the VP/CSO will review, evaluate and implement additional measures deemed appropriate and necessary to ensure a safe workplace.

SALK REMAINS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
All Salk Premises remain closed to the public but are accessible for business and research purposes. Anyone who is required to perform work on Salk Premises must schedule in advance with the Security Services Department. Current authorized work hours are from 7 a.m. to 12 a.m.

UPDATES TO THIS POSTING
Updates to this information will be provided in accordance with any changes in federal, state or local public health orders.

Last Update: September 25, 2021

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