SEC. 4-4.  CONFLICT.
   (A)   The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to the extent that they conflict, and shall be interpreted and construed to be consistent, with any applicable State or federal laws or regulations, or the terms and conditions of any grant, contract, gift or bequest otherwise consistent with law.
   (B)   Any evaluation or selection practice under this chapter that would result in unlawful activity, including, but not limited to, any rebate, kickback or unlawful consideration is expressly prohibited.  Any award of a contract where a public official has used his/her official position to influence a governmental decision in which he/she knows or has reason to know that he/she has a financial interest in any person or entity who seeks such a contract, or in the outcome of the selection process in any way, is expressly prohibited.
   (C)   Prior to participating in any procurement, a staff member will have to state the nature and length of his/her relationship, if any, to all bidders or proposers as well as any other personal interest in the outcome of the solicitation.  A staff member must immediately notify the purchasing agent and not review any materials or attend any meetings regarding the procurement until further instruction from the purchasing agent if that staff member has, or reasonably should know that he/she has, a prior relationship or personal interest in the outcome of the solicitation.
(Ord. No. 2943)