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.

IFB 20-15 West South Loop Roofing Retrofit

Due: Jan 23, 2020

Status: Currently Open


IFB No. 19-47: Brays Oaks Campus Parking Lot Expansion

Due: Apr 30, 2019

Status: Contract in Progress

Dollar Amount: $223,000


RFP 19-07 Temporary Staffing Services

Due: Jun 18, 2019

Status: Evaluation in Progress


RFP 19-43 Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) 403(B) & 457 Investment Product Services

Due: May 16, 2019

Status: Evaluation in Progress


RFP 19-49 – Print Manage Services-Multi-Function Devices and Printers

Due: Jul 9, 2019

Status: Evaluation in Progress


RFP 19-56 Facilities Maintenance Services

Due: Aug 20, 2019

Status: Contract in Progress

Dollar Amount: $6,050,411.65 Annual


RFP 19-58 Natural Gas Supply Services

Due: Jul 9, 2019

Status: Contract in Progress


RFP 19-59 Organizational Design Consultant Services

Due: Jul 24, 2019

Status: Evaluation in Progress


RFP 19-66 Charter Transportation Services

Due: Oct 8, 2019

Status: Evaluation in Progress


RFP 20-08 Wayfinding & Graphics Standards Program Consultant

Due: Dec 4, 2019

Status: Evaluation in Progress



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