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Gifts and Favors Prohibited

The North Carolina General Statutes, 133-32, makes it unlawful forany contractor, subcontractor, or supplier who:
  • has a contract with a governmental agency; or
  • has performed under such a contract within the past year; or
  • anticipates bidding on such a contract in the future

to make gifts or to givefavors to any officer or employee of a governmental agency who ischarged with the duty of:

  • preparing plans, specifications, or estimates for public contract; or
  • awarding or administering public contracts; or
  • inspecting or supervising construction.

It shall also be unlawfulfor any officer or employee of the governmental agency who is chargedwith the duty of:

  • preparing plans, specifications, or estimates for public contract; or
  • awarding or administering public contracts; or
  • inspecting or supervising construction

willfully to receive oraccept any such gift or favor.

The employees of ElectriCities'Programs and Services Department will adhere to the law and no gifts orfavors will be accepted from any vendor. Vendors are requested toabide by this policy if they wish to be considered for opportunitiesto bid on contracts.