1.4: Procurement Ethics
The following ethic statements are applicable to all Town employees who participate in the procurement process:
   •   Town employees shall not obligate the Town financially or otherwise by any means, including but not limited to purchase orders and contracts, when the employee has a personal, material, financial or other interest in the obligation.
   •   Employees are prohibited from directly or indirectly soliciting or accepting any rebate, kickback, gift, gratuity, or favor for personal gain from any individual, corporation, organization, or group. Doing so may lead to disciplinary action.
   •   Town employees shall not accept any form of gratuities, with the exception of non-consumable marketing or promotional mementos valued at $25 or less which may be accepted but shared with all Town employees (i.e., pens, paper clip holders, pencils, cups, etc.). Accepting any other such form of gratuities, may lead to disciplinary action.
Every contract or duty imposes an obligation of good faith in the negotiation, performance or enforcement by Town staff. Good faith means honesty in fact in the conduct or transaction concerned and the observance of reasonable commercial standards of fair dealing.
In all actions involving the procurement of Town items, the provisions of South Carolina State Ethics Act shall be complied and observed.