Restrictions on Communication & Prohibited Campaign Contributions

PROHIBITED CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS

Notice Regarding Prohibition on Campaign or Officeholder Contributions for Individuals and Entities Seeking High-Profile Contracts. Under Section 2-309 of the Municipal Campaign Finance Code, the following are prohibited from making a campaign or officeholder contribution to any member of City Council, candidate for City Council or political action committee that contributes to City Council elections from the 10th business day after a contract solicitation has been released until 30 calendar days after the contract has been awarded (“black out” period):

  1. legal signatory of a high-profile contract;
  2. any individual seeking a high-profile contract;
  3. any owner or officer of an entity seeking a high-profile contract;
  4. the spouse of any of these individuals;
  5. any attorney, lobbyist, or consultant retained to assist in seeking the contract.

A high-profile contract cannot be awarded to the individual or entity if a prohibited contribution has been made by any of these individuals during the “black out” period.

RESTRICTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS

In accordance with §2-61 of the City Code, Respondents are prohibited from communicating with: 1) City officials, as defined by §2-62 of the City Code of the City of San Antonio, regarding the solicitation or proposal from the time the solicitation has been released until the contract is posted for consideration as an agenda item during a meeting designated as an A session; and 2) City employees from the time the solicitation has been released until the contract is awarded.

Restrictions extend to “thank you” letters, phone calls, emails and any contact that results in the direct or indirect discussion of the solicitation and/or proposal submitted by Respondent.

Violation of this provision by Respondent and/or its agent may lead to disqualification of Respondent’s proposal from consideration.

For additional information, see the section of the solicitation entitled “Restrictions on Communication”.

This Restriction on Communications does not apply to solicitations that are not intended to result in the direct award of a contract. If the solicitation document you are reviewing does not contain a section entitled Restrictions on Communications then this prohibition does not apply to that solicitation.

PROHIBITED CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS

Notice Regarding Prohibition on Campaign or Officeholder Contributions for Individuals and Entities Seeking High-Profile Contracts. Under Section 2-309 of the Municipal Campaign Finance Code, the following are prohibited from making a campaign or officeholder contribution to any member of City Council, candidate for City Council or political action committee that contributes to City Council elections from the 10th business day after a contract solicitation has been released until 30 calendar days after the contract has been awarded (“black out” period):

  1. legal signatory of a high-profile contract;
  2. any individual seeking a high-profile contract;
  3. any owner or officer of an entity seeking a high-profile contract;
  4. the spouse of any of these individuals;
  5. any attorney, lobbyist, or consultant retained to assist in seeking the contract.

A high-profile contract cannot be awarded to the individual or entity if a prohibited contribution has been made by any of these individuals during the “black out” period.

RESTRICTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS

In accordance with §2-61 of the City Code, Respondents are prohibited from communicating with: 1) City officials, as defined by §2-62 of the City Code of the City of San Antonio, regarding the solicitation or proposal from the time the solicitation has been released until the contract is posted for consideration as an agenda item during a meeting designated as an A session; and 2) City employees from the time the solicitation has been released until the contract is awarded.

Restrictions extend to “thank you” letters, phone calls, emails and any contact that results in the direct or indirect discussion of the solicitation and/or proposal submitted by Respondent.

Violation of this provision by Respondent and/or its agent may lead to disqualification of Respondent’s proposal from consideration.

For additional information, see the section of the solicitation entitled “Restrictions on Communication”.

High Profile Solicitations

A “High Profile” contract is defined as a discretionary solicitation with a total estimated contract value of $1 million or more (contract value includes initial term and all potential extensions), or a discretionary solicitation that is likely to garner high community interest, or the service, type of contract, or procurement is highly complex or technical in nature, or contact terms and conditions are non-standard or complex.

PROHIBITED CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS

Notice Regarding Prohibition on Campaign or Officeholder Contributions for Individuals and Entities Seeking High-Profile Contracts. Under Section 2-309 of the Municipal Campaign Finance Code, the following are prohibited from making a campaign or officeholder contribution to any member of City Council, candidate for City Council or political action committee that contributes to City Council elections from the 10th business day after a contract solicitation has been released until 30 calendar days after the contract has been awarded (“black out” period):

  1. legal signatory of a high-profile contract;
  2. any individual seeking a high-profile contract;
  3. any owner or officer of an entity seeking a high-profile contract;
  4. the spouse of any of these individuals;
  5. any attorney, lobbyist, or consultant retained to assist in seeking the contract.

A high-profile contract cannot be awarded to the individual or entity if a prohibited contribution has been made by any of these individuals during the “black out” period.

RESTRICTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS

In accordance with §2-61 of the City Code, Respondents are prohibited from communicating with: 1) City officials, as defined by §2-62 of the City Code of the City of San Antonio, regarding the solicitation or proposal from the time the solicitation has been released until the contract is posted for consideration as an agenda item during a meeting designated as an A session; and 2) City employees from the time the solicitation has been released until the contract is awarded.

Restrictions extend to “thank you” letters, phone calls, emails and any contact that results in the direct or indirect discussion of the solicitation and/or proposal submitted by Respondent.

Violation of this provision by Respondent and/or its agent may lead to disqualification of Respondent’s proposal from consideration.

For additional information, see the section of the solicitation entitled “Restrictions on Communication”.

This Restriction on Communications does not apply to solicitations that are not intended to result in the direct award of a contract. If the solicitation document you are reviewing does not contain a section entitled Restrictions on Communications then this prohibition does not apply to that solicitation.

PROHIBITED CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS

Notice Regarding Prohibition on Campaign or Officeholder Contributions for Individuals and Entities Seeking High-Profile Contracts. Under Section 2-309 of the Municipal Campaign Finance Code, the following are prohibited from making a campaign or officeholder contribution to any member of City Council, candidate for City Council or political action committee that contributes to City Council elections from the 10th business day after a contract solicitation has been released until 30 calendar days after the contract has been awarded (“black out” period):

  1. legal signatory of a high-profile contract;
  2. any individual seeking a high-profile contract;
  3. any owner or officer of an entity seeking a high-profile contract;
  4. the spouse of any of these individuals;
  5. any attorney, lobbyist, or consultant retained to assist in seeking the contract.

A high-profile contract cannot be awarded to the individual or entity if a prohibited contribution has been made by any of these individuals during the “black out” period.

RESTRICTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS

In accordance with §2-61 of the City Code, Respondents are prohibited from communicating with: 1) City officials, as defined by §2-62 of the City Code of the City of San Antonio, regarding the solicitation or proposal from the time the solicitation has been released until the contract is posted for consideration as an agenda item during a meeting designated as an A session; and 2) City employees from the time the solicitation has been released until the contract is awarded.

Restrictions extend to “thank you” letters, phone calls, emails and any contact that results in the direct or indirect discussion of the solicitation and/or proposal submitted by Respondent.

Violation of this provision by Respondent and/or its agent may lead to disqualification of Respondent’s proposal from consideration.

For additional information, see the section of the solicitation entitled “Restrictions on Communication”.

PROHIBITED CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS

Notice Regarding Prohibition on Campaign or Officeholder Contributions for Individuals and Entities Seeking High-Profile Contracts. Under Section 2-309 of the Municipal Campaign Finance Code, the following are prohibited from making a campaign or officeholder contribution to any member of City Council, candidate for City Council or political action committee that contributes to City Council elections from the 10th business day after a contract solicitation has been released until 30 calendar days after the contract has been awarded (“black out” period):

  1. legal signatory of a high-profile contract;
  2. any individual seeking a high-profile contract;
  3. any owner or officer of an entity seeking a high-profile contract;
  4. the spouse of any of these individuals;
  5. any attorney, lobbyist, or consultant retained to assist in seeking the contract.

A high-profile contract cannot be awarded to the individual or entity if a prohibited contribution has been made by any of these individuals during the “black out” period.