§ 39.53  GRATUITIES AND KICKBACKS.
   (A)   Gratuities. It shall be a breach of ethical standards for any person to offer, give, or agree to give any city employee or former city employee, or for any city employee or former city employee to solicit, demand, accept, or agree to accept from another person, a gratuity or an offer of employment in connection with any decision, approval, disapproval, recommendation, or preparation of any part of a program requirement or a purchase request, influencing the content of any specification or procurement standard, rendering of advice, investigation, auditing, or in any other advisory capacity in any proceeding or application, request for ruling, determination, claim or controversy, or other particular matter, pertaining to any program requirement or a contract or subcontract, or to any solicitation or proposal therefor.
   (B)   Kick backs. It shall be a breach of ethical standards for any payment, gratuity, or offer of employment to be made by or on behalf of a subcontractor under a contract to the prime contractor or higher tier subcontractor, or any person associated therewith, as an inducement for the award of a subcontract or order.
   (C)   Contract clause. The prohibition against gratuities and kickbacks prescribed in this subchapter shall be conspicuously set forth in every contract and solicitation therefor.
('76 Code, § 3-8-12) (Ord. 903, passed 7-23-92; Am. Ord. 2008-012, passed  6-12-08; Am. Ord. 2016-008, passed 12-8-16)