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 17-20 Asphaltic Parking Lot Reconstruction & Restoration

Due: Jan 24, 2017

Status: Contract in Progress

RFP 16-38 Bank Depository Services

Due: Aug 5, 2016

Status: Contract in Progress

RFP 17-36 Job Description Evaluation Consultant Services

Due: Feb 16, 2017

Status: Evaluation in Progress

RFP 17-39 Video Control Room Equipment Installation - Media Arts and Technology Center of Excellence

Due: Mar 31, 2017

Status: Contract in Progress

RFP 17-46 Child Development Laboratory School

Due: Apr 12, 2017

Status: Evaluation in Progress

RFP 17-52 Customer Relationship Management System

Due: Jun 6, 2017

Status: Evaluation in Progress

RFP 17-63 Financial Advisory Services

Due: Aug 31, 2017

Status: Currently Open

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

Due: Sep 19, 2017

Status: Currently Open

RFP 17-67 Unemployment Insurance Claims Management And Employment Verification

Due: Sep 12, 2017

Status: Currently Open

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