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Ethics, Purchasing and Contracts Division

350 Kimbark Street, Longmont, CO 80501

(303) 651-8349 Phone
(303) 651-8588 Fax

Per City of Longmont Purchasing Code, no person shall offer, give, or agree to give any City employee, official, or former City employee a gratuity or an offer of employment in connection with any decision, approval, disapproval, recommendation or preparation of any part of a program requirement or a purchase request, influencing the content of any specification or procurement standard, rendering of advice, investigation, auditing or in any other advisory capacity in any proceeding or application, request for ruling, determination, claim or controversy, or other particular matter, pertaining to any program requirement or contract or subcontract, or to any solicitation or proposal. Likewise, no City employee, official, or former employee shall accept any such offer.

Code of Ethics

Any City employee who purchases goods and services, or is involved in the purchasing process for the City, shall be bound by this code and shall:

  1. Avoid the intent and appearance of unethical or compromising practice in relationships, actions and communications;
  2. Demonstrate loyalty to the City of Longmont by diligently following all lawful instructions while using professional judgment, reasonable care, and exercising only the authority granted;
  3. Conduct all purchasing activities in accordance with the laws, while remaining alert to and advising the City of Longmont regarding the legal ramifications of the purchasing decisions;
  4. Refrain from any private or professional activity that would create a conflict between personal interests and the interests of the City of Longmont;
  5. Identify and strive to eliminate participation of any individual in operational situations where a conflict of interest may be involved;
  6. Never solicit or accept money, loans, credits, or prejudicial discounts, and avoid the acceptance of gifts, entertainment, favor, or services from present or potential suppliers which might influence or appear to influence purchasing decisions;
  7. Promote positive supplier relationships through impartiality in all phases of the purchasing cycle;
  8. Display the highest ideals of honor and integrity in all public and personal relationships in order to merit the respect and inspire the confidence of the public being served;
  9. Provide an environment where all business concerns, large or small, majority- or minority-owned, are afforded an equal opportunity to compete for the City of Longmont business; and,
  10. Enhance the proficiency and stature of the purchasing profession by adhering to the highest standards of ethical behavior.

 

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