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16C.04 Ethical practices and conflict of interest.

Subdivision 1. Duty. An employee of the executive branch involved directly or indirectly in the acquisition process, at any level, is subject to the code of ethics in section 43A.38.

Subd. 2. Conflict of interest policy development. (a) The commissioner must develop policies regarding code of ethics and conflict of interest designed to prevent conflicts of interest for employees involved in the acquisition of goods, services, and utilities. The policies must apply to employees who are directly or indirectly involved in the acquisition of goods, services, and utilities, developing requests for proposals, evaluating bids or proposals, awarding the contract, selecting the final vendor, drafting and entering into contracts, evaluating performance under these contracts, and authorizing payments under the contract.

(b) The policies must contain a process for making employees aware of policy and laws relating to conflict of interest, and for training employees on how to avoid and deal with potential conflicts.

(c) The policies must contain a process under which an employee who has a conflict of interest or a potential conflict of interest must disclose the matter, and a process under which work on the contract may be assigned to another employee if possible.

HIST: 1998 c 386 art 1 s 5

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