OAC 260:115-3-5 - Procurement ethics - prohibited conduct
- Standard of conduct. The Oklahoma Central Purchasing Act, State Ethics Commission rules1 and other state laws contain regulations, prohibitions and penalties governing procurement ethics. Transactions relating to the public expenditure of funds require the highest degree of public trust and impeccable standards of conduct.
- Supplier gratuities. A supplier or any prospective supplier shall not give or donate anything of value to the State Purchasing Director or any state employee or agent of the State Purchasing Director, acting within the scope of delegated authority, or any member of the immediate family of the State Purchasing Director or any state employee or agent of the State Purchasing Director, acting within the scope of delegated authority. This subsection shall not apply to exceptions to the definition of "anything of value" established in rules promulgated by the Oklahoma Ethics Commission. [Reference 74 O.S. §85.13]
- State Purchasing Director action upon supplier violation.
- The State Purchasing Director shall suspend or debar a supplier determined to be in violation of provisions of this section.
- The State Purchasing Director shall reject bids submitted by any supplier determined to be in violation of provisions of this section.
- The State Purchasing Director may terminate a contract with any supplier determined to be in violation of provisions of this section, if the termination shall be in the best interest of the State.
- 1. See Annotated Ethics Rules for applicable State Ethics Commission rules and statute
|74 O.S. § 85.13||Accepting or Giving of Gratuities Prohibited - Penalty|
Purchasing Reference Guide
- Oklahoma Central Purchasing Act
- Other Procurement-Related Statutes in Title 74
- Information Technology Procurement
- IT Procurement-Related Statutes in Title 62
- Pay for Success Act
- Oklahoma Correctional Industries Procurement-Related Statute
- OMES Procurement-Related Administrative Rules
- Procurement-Related Caselaw
- Procurement-Related Attorney General Opinions
- Procurement Information Memorandums