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 16-39 Truck Driving Simulation System

Due: Jul 25, 2016

Status: Contract in Progress

RFP 17-10 Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Services (Service Area No. 1)

Due: Feb 14, 2017

Status: Evaluation in Progress

RFP 17-27 International Students Health Insurance Services

Due: Dec 13, 2016

Status: Contract in Progress

RFP 17-29 System Applications and Products in Data Processing (SAP) Training

Due: Dec 6, 2016

Status: Contract in Progress

RFP 17-36 Job Description Evaluation Consultant Services

Due: Feb 16, 2017

Status: Evaluation in Progress

RFP 17-37 Cisco Network Equipment

Due: Feb 1, 2017

Status: Contract in Progress

RFP 17-38 Internet Security Surveillance Services

Due: Feb 7, 2017

Status: Evaluation in Progress

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