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Restricted Expenditures — Contracts and Bids
Financial Interest in a Vendor

A state agency may not enter into a contract for the purchase of goods or services with a private vendor if any of the following agency employees or officials have a financial interest in the vendor:

  1. A member of the agency's governing body;
  2. The governing official, executive director, general counsel, chief procurement officer, or procurement director of the agency; or
  3. A family member related to an employee or official described in (1) or (2) within the second degree by affinity or consanguinity.

A state agency employee or official has a financial interest in a vendor if the employee or official:

  • Owns or controls, directly or indirectly, an ownership interest of at least one percent in the vendor, including the right to share in profits, proceeds or capital gains; or
  • Could reasonably foresee that a contract with the vendor could result in a financial benefit to the employee or official.

A financial interest prohibited by this section does not include a retirement plan, a blind trust, insurance coverage, or an ownership interest of less than one percent in a corporation.

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Source: Government Code Section 2261.252(b – d).