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(1) It is a breach of ethical standards for any person to offer, give or agree to give any employee or former employee, or for any employee or former 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, preparation of any part of a purchase request, influencing the content of any specifications of 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 contract or subcontract and any solicitation or proposal therefor.
(2) This provision does not prohibit acceptance by a department head or employee of food and refreshments of insignificant value on infrequent occasions in the ordinary course of a meeting, conference or other occasion where the employee and/or department head is properly in attendance, nor the solicitation nor acceptance by an employee of loans from banks or other financial institutions on customary terms to finance proper and usual activities of the employee, nor the acceptance of unsolicited advertising or promotional material such as pens, pencils, calendars and other items of nominal intrinsic value.
(B) Kickbacks. It is 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.
('80 Code, § 12-82) (Ord. 2018, passed 6-17-81) Penalty, see § 10-99