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 15-11 RigOne Drilling Training Center (Amended & Extended)

Due: Apr 16, 2015

Status: Contract in Progress

RFP 15-08 Alumni & Employer Survey and Related Services (Amended & Extended)

Due: Jun 23, 2015

Status: Evaluation in Progress

RFP 15-20 HCC Information Technology Assessment and Related Services

Due: Jul 30, 2015

Status: Currently Open

RFP 15-22 Property and Casualty Insurance (Amended)

Due: Jul 29, 2015

Status: Currently Open

RFP PROPOSAL NOTICE - Central South Campus Work Force Center

Due: Jun 11, 2015

Status: Currently Open

RFQ 15-18 Energy Engineering Consulting Services (Extended & Amended)

Due: Jun 4, 2015

Status: Evaluation in Progress