Blackout Period

Prohibited Communications "Blackout Period" and Political Contributions

Proposers considering responding to a current solicitation shall certify that they have read, understand, and agree to be bound by the Prohibited Communications/Political Contributions provision set forth in the solicitation document. Potential vendors, subcontractors, service providers, bidders, brokers, officers, lobbyists or consultants shall not make a political contribution to a Trustee or candidate during the prohibited communication period. Proposers further understands that they shall not communicate with a HCC Trustee, employee, or any member of the selection/evaluation committee in any way concerning a solicitation from the day it is first advertised through thirty (30) days after the contract is executed by the Chancellor or his/her designee, or when a determination is made that the solicitation will not be awarded.

This period is known as the “Blackout Period”, as further defined in Section 1.7.10 and 3.3 of the Procurement Operations Manual. Violation of the Blackout Period is considered unethical conduct and will be handled as such with regard to all applicable federal and state laws, regulations, local ordinances, policies, and procurement procedures.

With regard to a Proposer, violation of the Blackout Period may result in the cancellation of the referenced transaction, disbarment, disqualification from current and future procurement solicitations and prosecution in accordance with the Laws of the State of Texas.

The following is a list of all projects currently under the Blackout Period, in various stages of the procurement process, as noted under Currently Open Solicitations and Solicitations Under Evaluation.

CSP 17-31 Culinary Arts Building

Due: Feb 28, 2017

Status: Contract in Progress


IFB 18-10 Sale Of Approximately 0.717 Acres of Land (DELANO)

Due: Nov 29, 2017

Status: Currently Open


RFP 16-38 Bank Depository Services

Due: Aug 5, 2016

Status: Contract in Progress


RFP 17-52 Customer Relationship Management System

Due: Jun 6, 2017

Status: Evaluation in Progress


RFP 17-63 Financial Advisory Services

Due: Sep 7, 2017

Status: Evaluation in Progress


RFP 17-66 Performance Evaluation Process for Performance Management Consultant Services

Due: Oct 5, 2017

Status: Evaluation in Progress


RFP 17-67 Unemployment Insurance Claims Management And Employment Verification

Due: Oct 17, 2017

Status: Evaluation in Progress


RFP 17-68 Project Portfolio Management Application (PPM)

Due: Sep 12, 2017

Status: Evaluation in Progress


RFP 17-73 Market Research

Due: Oct 3, 2017

Status: Evaluation in Progress


RFP 18-01 Strategic Planning Services

Due: Oct 17, 2017

Status: Evaluation in Progress



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