Vendor Ethics & Lobbying
Bidders are hereby advised that they are not to lobby with any District Personnel or Board Members related to or involved with a Bid/RFP until the Administration’s recommendation for award has been posted. All oral or written inquires must be directed through the Purchasing Department. Lobbying is defined as any action taken by an individual, firm, association, joint venture, partnership, syndicate, corporation, and all other groups who seek to influence the Governmental decision of a Board Member or District Personnel after advertisement and prior to the posted recommendation on the award of a contract. Any bidder or any individuals that lobby on behalf of bidder during the time specified will result in rejection/disqualification of said Bid/RFP.

Vendors Must adhere to the following requirements:

  • Disclose any conflicts of interest
  • Not make illegal political contributions
  • Not profit, either directly or indirectly, from the use of any secret or confidential information or data disclosed by a District employee
  • Not influence or attempt to influence any District employees to use or attempt to use his or her position to secure unwarranted privileges or advantages for the person or vendor.
  • Promptly report any illegal or unethical behavior

Mission

The Purchasing Department:

  1. Supports the instructional and educational goals of St. Lucie Public Schools.
  2. Provide Departments and Schools with quality, cost-effective and expedient procurement services that directly or indirectly support SLPS’s core responsibility, the students.
  3. Renders services with courtesy using professional and ethical principles.

The School Board of St. Lucie County, Florida, makes every effort to maintain a good working relationship with all vendors who supply material and services to the school system, and continuously seeks the advice and counsel of vendors concerning improvement of such relationships.