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.

I-RFP 19-09 - Pre-Employment Assessment Testing Services

Due: Nov 21, 2018

Status: Evaluation in Progress

Q19-26 Armored Car Services

Due: Jan 3, 2019

Status: Currently Open

RFP 18-03 Executive Search Services

Due: May 3, 2018

Status: Evaluation in Progress

RFP 18-26 Facilities Condition Assessment Services

Due: May 31, 2018

Status: Evaluation in Progress

RFP 18-32 Merchant Services

Due: Aug 16, 2018

Status: Evaluation in Progress

RFP 19-06 Consulting Services for Elevator Maintenance

Due: Nov 14, 2018

Status: Evaluation in Progress

RFP 19-08 Salary Benchmarking Software Services

Due: Nov 26, 2018

Status: Evaluation in Progress

RFP 19-15 Custodial / Environmental Consulting Services

Due: Dec 7, 2018

Status: Evaluation in Progress

RFP 19-16 Employee Assistance Program Services (EAP)

Due: Dec 12, 2018

Status: Currently Open

RFP 19-19 – Wayfinding & Graphics Standards Program Consultant

Due: Dec 11, 2018

Status: Currently Open

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