A. Collusion or secret agreement between bidders or offerors for the purpose of securing an advantage to the bidders or offerors against the authorizing agent in the awarding of contracts is prohibited. The authorizing agent may declare the contract void if he finds sufficient evidence after a contract has been let that the contract was obtained by a bidder/offeror or bidder/offerors by reason of collusion or secret agreement among the bidders/offerors to the disadvantage of the LBJ.

B. Every person, before being awarded a LBJ contract, shall represent, in writing, that such person has not directly or indirectly entered into any agreement, participated in any collusion, or otherwise taken any action in restraint of competition in connection with the bid or proposal submitted.

C. The representation prescribed in this subsection shall be conspicuously set forth in every contract and solicitation therefore.

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