102: Interaction With Vendors
Procurement and Contract Services Policy & Procedures Manual
Section 100: Purchasing and Contract Ethics
102-001: Vendor Gifts or Entertainment
An employee, relative or member of the household may not solicit or receive gifts with an aggregate value in excess of $50 during a calendar year, or receive payment for expenses for entertainment from a single source that has an interest in the agency in which the public official works. Additionally, employees may not accept a favor, gratuity or special consideration from Vendors and Contractors doing or seeking to do business with the University in order to influence a purchase or secure a Contract.
102-002: Vendor Employment Promises
Employees may not solicit or accept the offer, pledge or promise of future employment based on an understanding that the employee will influence a purchase or Contract award for their future employer while still employed by OSU. Employees involved in the preparation, solicitation, evaluation, award or approval of a solicitation or execution of a Contract may not be employed by the Contractor for a period of one (1) year.
Employees will conduct themselves and represent OSU in a manner which exhibits fair and impartial treatment to all Vendors.
OSU does not endorse goods or services offered by Vendors without entering into an endorsement agreement executed by a Contracts Officer detailing the terms and conditions under which such endorsement will be allowed. Employees shall refrain from representing or implying that OSU will endorse a Vendor’s goods or services outside of an endorsement agreement.