After reasonable notice to the person involved and reasonable opportunity for that person to be heard, the Purchasing Agent, after consulting with the Village Attorney, is authorized to debar a person for cause from consideration for award of contracts. The debarment shall be for a period of not more than three (3) years. After consultation with the Village Attorney, the Purchasing Agent shall recommend to the Village President and Board of Trustees to suspend a person from consideration for award of contracts if there is probable cause to believe that person has engaged in any activity which might lead to debarment. The suspension shall be for a period not to exceed three (3) months. The causes for debarment include:
   A.   Conviction for commission of a criminal offense as an incident to obtaining or attempting to obtain a public or private contract or subcontract, or in the performance of such contract or subcontract;
   B.   Conviction under State or Federal Statutes of embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, falsification or destruction of records, receiving stolen property, or any other offense indicating a lack of business integrity or business honesty which currently, seriously, and directly affects responsibility as a Village contractor;
   C.   Conviction under State or Federal Antitrust Statutes arising out of the submission of bids or proposals; or
   D.   Violation of contract provisions, as set forth below, of a character which is regarded by the Purchasing Agent to be serious as to justify debarment action:
      1.   Deliberate failure, without good cause, to perform in accordance with the specifications or the time limit provided in the contract;
      2.   A recent record of unsatisfactory performance in accordance with the terms of one or more contracts;
      3.   Any other cause the Purchasing Agent determines to be so serious and compelling as to affect responsibility as a Village contractor including debarment by another governmental entity for any cause listed; or
      4.   For violation of the ethical standards set forth in sections 3-1-30, 3-1-31, 3-1-32 and 3-1-33 of this chapter. (Ord. 2019-23, 4-18-2019)