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OAC 260:115-5-5 - Procurement ethics - prohibited conduct

  1. 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. 
  2. One year limitation for certain contracts. Unless otherwise provided by law, a state agency is prohibited from entering into a sole source contract, a professional service contract or a contract for the services of any person, who has terminated employment with or who has been terminated by that agency for one (1) year after the termination date of the employee from the agency. [Reference 74 O.S. §85.42(A)] An agency may enter into a sole source contract or a contract for professional services at any time with a person who is a qualified interpreter for the deaf. [Reference 74 O.S. §85.42(D)]. 
  3. Supplier gratuities. The State Purchasing Director and any state employee or agent of the State Purchasing Director, acting within the scope of delegated authority, or any member of their immediate family, under the Oklahoma Central Purchasing Act shall not accept any gift, donation, or gratuity for himself or any member of his immediate family from any supplier or prospective supplier of any acquisition covered by the Oklahoma Central Purchasing Act. 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

Associated Statutes

Oklahoma Minority Business Enterprise Assistance Act
74 O.S. § 85.45j Sole Source or Sole Brand Acquisition

Purchasing Reference Guide

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