A. It shall be a breach of ethical standards for any person to offer, give, or agree to give any employee or former employee, or for any employee or former employee to solicit, demand, accept, or agree to accept from another person, a gratuity or an offer of employment in connection with any decision, approval, disapproval, recommendation, preparation, request, influencing the content of advice, investigation, auditing or in any other advisory capacity in any proceeding of application, request for ruling, determination, claim or controversy, or other particular matter or a contract or subcontract, or to any solicitation or proposal therefore.

B. It shall be a breach of ethical standards for any payment, gratuity, or offer of employment to be made by or on behalf of a subcontractor or higher tier subcontractor or any person associated therewith, as an inducement for the award of a subcontract or order.

C. The prohibition against gratuities and kickbacks prescribed in this subsection shall be conspicuously set forth in every contract and solicitation therefore.

History: Rule 8, eff. March 3, 1999.