PROCUREMENT LOBBYING LAW
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

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12.2. How should a Governmental Entity address an allegation of violation of the permissible contact provision? (Last Updated: 2/16/2006)
     

A:  A Governmental Entity is required to establish a process for review by its ethics officer, inspector general (if any), or other responsible official.  See State Finance Law §139-j (9) and (10).  In accordance with State Finance Law §139-j (10), the person responsible for reviewing or investigating such matters shall immediately investigate the allegation and if sufficient cause exists to believe that the allegation is true, the Governmental Entity shall give the Offerer reasonable notice that the investigation is ongoing and an opportunity to be heard.




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