Demonstrations of equipment by vendors shall be authorized by the supervisor of purchasing.

No board member or district employee shall accept gifts from any persons, group or entity desiring to initiate a business relationship with the district.

Employees shall not endorse products or services in a manner that will identify them with the district.

The board or superintendent may give written approval in advance for inspection trips or other informational trips at a vendor’s expense.

Samples for evaluation, supplied free of charge by a vendor, may be accepted provided that:

  1. The business office is notified of the acceptance and given a copy of the evaluation report;
  2. No pressure, either direct or indirect, is brought on a supplier to provide such samples unless required of all suppliers as a specific provision of a bid or quotation request; and
  3. All suppliers are given the opportunity to provide samples for evaluation.