Identify relationship with specific individuals or their immediate families, including: the Board of Trustees, the Superintendent, or any other employee or contractor who makes recommendations to the District with respect to expenditure of funds.
Conflict of Interest Questionnaire
Effective May 25, 2007, Section 176.006, Local Government Code requires that persons or agents who enter or seek to enter into a contract with a local government entity shall file a completed conflict of interest questionnaire (Form CIQ), if they have an employment or other business relationship with an officer or family member of an officer of the entity or have given the officer or family member gifts in excess of $250 aggregated over a twelve-month period.
Failure to disclose this information is a Class C misdemeanor. This requirement will be addressed in all request for bids or proposals but vendors doing business with the district by purchase orders must also complete this form.
When must the form be completed? A person who wishes to conduct business with the District must file a questionnaire no later than seven days after the date the person begins contract discussions or negotiations with the District, or submits an application or response to a request for proposals or bids, correspondence, or another writing related to a potential agreement with the District.
Notification of Criminal History
Texas Education Code, Section 44.034 requires that a person or business entity that enters into an contract with a school district must give advance notice if that person or an owner or operator of the business has been convicted of a felony. Contracts may be terminated for failure to give notice or if conduct is misrepresented. A certification page is include in all requests for bids and proposals but if a vendor is doing business by Purchase Orders, a notification form is still required for such convictions.
IMPORTANT VENDOR INFORMATION ON FINGERPRINTING:
Texas Education Code Chapter 22 and fingerprinting requirements for persons and vendors providing services to the Bells ISD.
Vendors shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, or national origin. Bidder must certify that the company complies with Executive Order 11246, entitled "Equal Employment Opportunity", as amended by Executive Order 11375 and as supplemented in Department of Labor Regulations.