16B.175 Professional or technical service contract conflict of interest guidelines.
Subdivision 1. Development; applicability. The commissioner of administration must develop guidelines designed to prevent conflicts of interest for agency employees involved in professional or technical service contracts. The guidelines must apply to agency employees who are directly or indirectly involved in: developing requests for proposals; evaluating proposals; drafting and entering into professional or technical service contracts; evaluating performance under these contracts; and authorizing payments under the contract.
Subd. 2. Content. (a) The guidelines must attempt to ensure that an employee involved in contracting:
(1) does not have any financial interest in and does not personally benefit from the contract;
(2) does not accept from a contractor or bidder any promise, obligation, contract for future reward, or gift; and
(3) does not appear to have a conflict of interest because of a family or close personal relationship to a contractor or bidder, or because of a past employment or business relationship with a contractor or bidder.
(b) The guidelines must contain a process for making employees aware of guidelines and laws relating to conflict of interest, and for training employees on how to avoid and deal with potential conflicts.
(c) The guidelines must contain a process under which an employee who has a conflict or a potential conflict may disclose the matter, and a process under which work on the contract may be assigned to another employee if possible.
HIST: 1995 c 254 art 1 s 55
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