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THE CITY OF LAKE JACKSON
25 Oak Drive
PHONE: 979-415-2400
Ethics
City Employees that have any financial interest in a prospective vendor are prohibited from participating in submitting bids or proposals to conduct work for the City. Any question regarding the substance or degree of the financial interest must be submitted, in writing, to the City Manager for final decision. All questions regarding financial interest must be resolved prior to any participation in submitting a bid or proposal to the City. No City Employee shall receive any compensation for or as the result of a contract for goods or services purchased by the City if that employee was in a position to influence the City with respect to the contract. Every vendor submitting a response to a competitive sealed bid invitation or competitive sealed request for proposal shall execute a form which identifies any City Employee that has a financial interest in the vendor. It is the responsibility of the vendor to update the form as new financial interest information is obtained. Additionally, every vendor submitting a bid shall certify that no City Employee, who is in a position to influence the City with respect to the contract at issue, will receive any compensation for or as a result of the contract awarded by the City.

Pursuant to Chapter 176 of the Texas Local Government Code, a person, or agent of a person, who contracts or seeks to contract for the sale or purchase of property, goods, or services with the City of Lake Jackson must file a completed conflict of interest questionnaire. The conflict of interest questionnaire must be filed with the Purchasing Department of the City of Lake Jackson no later than the seventh business day after the person or agent begins contract discussions or negotiations with the City of Lake Jackson or submits to the City of Lake Jackson an application, response to a request for proposal or bid, correspondence, or another writing related to a potential agreement with the City of Lake Jackson. An updated conflict of interest questionnaire must be filed in accordance with Chapter 176 of the Local Government Code. An offense under Chapter 176 is a Class C misdemeanor.

Please consult your own legal counsel if you have questions regarding your compliance with the requirements of Chapter 176. It is the responsibility of each person or agent who is contracting or seeking to contract with the City of Lake Jackson to comply with the filing requirements of Chapter 176.