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TITLE 4AGRICULTURE
PART 1TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
CHAPTER 30COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
SUBCHAPTER ATEXAS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM
DIVISION 1GENERAL PROVISIONS
RULE §30.7Conflict of Interest

(a) Applicable law.

  (1) The conflict of interest and procurement regulations prescribed by HUD in 2 CFR Part 200 and 24 CFR Part 570 apply to all contracts, subcontracts, or subawards entered into as a result of, or in furtherance of, a TxCDBG award or contract.

  (2) In addition to the federal conflict of interest and procurement regulations, state and local procurement and conflict of interest laws apply.

  (3) The conflict of interest restrictions and procurement requirements identified herein shall apply to a benefitting business, utility provider, or other third party entity that is receiving assistance, directly or indirectly, under a TxCDBG contract or award, or that is required to complete some or all work under the TxCDBG contract in order to meet the National Program Objective.

(b) Conflicts prohibited. Recipients of a TxCDBG contract or award shall avoid, neutralize or mitigate actual or potential conflicts of interest so as to prevent an unfair competitive advantage or the existence of conflicting roles that might impair the performance of a TxCDBG contract or impact the integrity of the procurement process.

(c) Match requirements. A community's cash match may not be obtained from any person or entity that provides contracted professional or construction-related services (other than utility providers) to the community to accomplish the purpose described in the TxCDBG contract, in accordance with 24 CFR Part 570.

(d) Administration and engineering services. Administration and engineering services may not be provided to a community by the same firm or consultant.

(e) Conflicting laws. In the event of a conflict between federal, state and local law, the more stringent provision shall control.


Source Note: The provisions of this §30.7 adopted to be effective January 1, 2015, 39 TexReg 10395; amended to be effective February 1, 2016, 41 TexReg 775

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