Chapter 176 of the Local Government Code was enacted by the 79th Legislature in HB 914 to provide a means by which potentially conflicting relationships between vendors and members of a local government body could be disclosed to the public.
Local government officers and vendors may be subject to the disclosure and reporting requirements of chapter 176. Additgional information regarding these requirements can be found at the Texas Ethics commission website: https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/ or in Chapter 176 of the Local Government code.
A person or entity who contracts or seeks to contract with Plainview ISD for the sale or purchase of property, goods, or services (as well as agents of such persons) (hereafter referred to as Vendors) is required to file a Conflict of Interest Questionnaire with the Purchasing Office Records Administrator. Each covered person or entity who seeks to or who contracts with PISD is responsible for complying with any applicable disclosure requirements. PISD will post the required completed questionnaires on this website.
The Conflict of Interest Questionnaire must be filed:
- No later than the seventh business day after the date that the Vendor begins contract discussions or negotiations with the government entity, or submits to the local governmental entity an application, response to a request for proposals or bids, correspondence, or another writing related to a potential agreement with the local governmental entity.
- The Vendor shall file an updated completed questionnaire with the appropriate records administrator not later than September 1 of the year in which an activity described in Section 176.006(a), Local Government Code, is pending, and not later than the seventh business day after the date of an event that would make a statement in the questionnaire incomplete or inaccurate.