To make certain that it fairly evaluates offers and supplier responses, both departments should ensure that they obtain annual financial interest statements from all designated employees.
Health Care Services stated that it would obtain the necessary approvals, as required. Health Care Services did not indicate that any revision of policy or procedure would be necessary. Health Care Services also stated that in February 2010 it provided specific instructions to staff regarding the disclosure categories related to offer evaluators. Health Care Services provided documents showing that its contracts management unit added language to its user guides stating that disclosure requirements apply to all persons involved in contractor selection. (2011-406, p. 91).
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.