McKinney ISD

 

Purchasing Legislative Information

Conflict Disclosure

The 79th Texas Legislature passed House Bill 914 that became effective January 1, 2006, establishing new requirements for local government officers (superintendent and school board members) to file a Conflicts Disclosure Statement (Form CIS) with the school district’s records administrator if,

The school district has contracted with a person or is considering doing business with the person and

The superintendent or board member or a family member within the first degree or consanguity or affinity either has an employment or other business relationship with the person and receives taxable income or

Has been given by a person one or more gifts that have an aggregate value of more than $250 in a 12-month period preceding the date the local government officer became aware of the facts that require the filing of a conflicts disclosure statement. The Conflicts Disclosure Statement must be filed with the records administrator no later than 5 p.m. on the 7th day after the date the officer became aware of the facts that require the filing of a statement.

Conflict Downloads

McKinney ISD Submitted Forms

School districts that maintain a website, must post forms that are filed with the records administrator as positive conflicts.

Positive Conflicts

Vendors

Vendors and other persons are required to file a Conflict of Interest Questionnaire (Form CIQ) with the records administrator of the school district if the person “contracts or seeks to contract for the sale or purchase of property, goods, services with a local governmental entity; or is an agent of a person in the person’s business with the local governmental entity.”

Vendors may send their completed Conflict of Interest Questionnaire (Form CIQ) to:

B.B. Biering, Director of Purchasing
McKinney Independent School District
One Duvall Street
McKinney, TX 75069

Questions & Answers – TASBO

Please refer to the Texas Association of School Administrators Q&A related to HB914 for more information.

Disclaimer: It is the intent of McKinney ISD to furnish information and forms regarding HB914, not to interpret the law. If you have questions regarding HB914, please contact your attorney for legal counsel.

Certificate of Interested Parties – 1295 Form

In 2015, the Texas Legislature adopted House Bill 1295, which added section 2252.908 of the Government Code and applies to all contracts entered into on or after January 1, 2016. The law states that the governmental entity may not enter into certain contracts with a business entity unless the business entity submits a disclosure of interested parties to the governmental entity. The law applies to all contracts/purchases of a governmental entity that require an action or vote by the governing body of the entity before the contract may be signed or has a value of at least $1 million. A contract that does not require “an action or vote” by the governing body and thus is exempt from disclosure if:

  • The governing body has legal authority to delegate to its staff the authority to execute a contract;
  • The governing body has delegated to its staff the authority to execute the contract; and
  • The governing body does not participate in the selection of the business entity with which the contract is entered into.

With regards to McKinney ISD purchases, a vendor that is awarded a contract or purchase is required to electronically create a Form 1295 through the Texas Ethics Commission website ethics.state.tx.us/file/ and submit a signed notarized copy of the form to McKinney ISD.

EDGAR

Pursuant to Requirements in 2 CFR Part 200: Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards and Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR).

The following provisions on the EDGAR Compliance forms are required and apply when federal funds are expended by McKinney ISD for any contract resulting from the procurement process.

Need Help?

If you need additional assistance with the content on this page, please contact McKinney ISD team member B.B. Biering by phone at 469-302-4013 or by email here .