The Houston-Galveston Area Council is committed to assuring non-discrimination in its programs and activities to the effect that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or income status be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination or retaliation under any federally or non-federally funded program or activity administered by the Houston-Galveston Area Council.
Chapter 176 of the Texas Local Government Code requires vendors and consultants contracting or seeking to contract with H-GAC to file a conflict of interest questionnaire (CIQ) if they have an employment or other business relationship with an H-GAC officer or an officer’s close family member. The required questionnaire is located at the Texas Ethics Commission website. H-GAC officers include its Board of Directors and Executive Director.
The CIQ must be completed and filed with a bid/proposal response if an employment or business relationship defined in the law exists.
Texas Legislature adopted House Bill 1295, which added section 2252.908 of the Government Code. The law states that a governmental entity or state agency may not enter certain contracts with a business entity unless the business entity submits a disclosure of interested parties to the governmental entity or state agency at the time the business entity submits the signed contract to the governmental entity or state agency. The required form and instructions are located at the Texas Ethics Commission Website.
The 85th Texas Legislature approved new legislation, effective Sept. 1, 2017, which amends Texas Local Government Code Section 1. Subtitle F, Title 10, Government Code by adding Chapter 2270 which states that a governmental entity may not enter into a contract with a company for goods or services unless the contract contains a written verification from the company that it:
Pursuant to Section 2270.001, Texas Government Code:
Respondent also certifies, by submission of any proposal, that it is not currently listed on the State of Texas Comptroller’s Companies that Boycott Israel List.
A signed HB 89 Verification Form must be provided with the proposal response.
Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection, Transportation and Disposal
Ends Monday, October 30, 2017 at NOON, CST
Retail Electric Providers for HGACEnergy Corporation
Ends Friday, September 14, 2018 @ NOON CST
Call for Projects Houston Zero Emission Delivery Vehicle Deployment
Livable Centers Study for the International Management District