3115 - Prevention of Conflict of Interest in Procurement

Policy 3115 Prevention of Conflict of Interest in Procurement

It is the policy of the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union, Bennington School District, Inc., Mount Anthony Union School District, North Bennington Graded School District, Pownal School District, Shaftsbury School District, and Woodford School District [the Districts] that all purchasing and contracting comply with state and federal laws.

No employee, officer, or agent of the Districts may participate in the selection, award, or administration of a purchase or contract if that person has a real, perceived, or apparent conflict of interest. Any employee, officer, or agent with a real, perceived or apparent conflict of interest shall notify the superintendent of the conflict and not participate in the selection, award or administration of the purchase or contract at issue.

A conflict of interest arises if an employee, officer, agent, immediate family member, partner, or an organization which employs or is about to employ any of the parties indicated herein, has a direct or indirect financial or other interest in, or a tangible personal benefit from a vendor considered for a purchase or contract.

An employee, officer, or agent will not solicit or accept any favor, gratuity, or anything of monetary value from such vendors.

In the event of a violation of this policy, the district or supervisory union may take action against the employee, officer, or agent according to procedures in the district/supervisory union personnel manual, collective bargaining agreement, and/or policy.

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Legal Reference(s):
2 CFR 200.318

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