Policy Code 4.8
Easton, MD 21601
I. The relationship between suppliers and personnel directly or indirectly involved in recommending and/or procuring goods and/OR services for the school system will be governed by the following guidelines:
A. The Board of Education will invite quotes and bids from all interested vendors,
regardless of race, color, creed, sex, national origin, age or handicap.
B. Favoritism will not be extended to any vendor. Each order will be placed on the basis
of quality, price, and delivery, past services being a factor if all other considerations
C. Any gifts or gratuities of any kind, which are accepted from past, present, or potential
suppliers by individual employees of the Board of Education or members of their
immediate family, will become the property of the Talbot County Public Schools.
D. Samples for evaluation, supplied free of charge by a supplier or potential supplier,
may be accepted provided:
1. No pressure, either direct or indirect, is brought on any supplier to provide
such samples (unless they are required of all potential suppliers as a specific
provision of a local or state bid request).
2. All suppliers are given equal opportunity to provide samples for evaluations.
E. Vendors shall not call at schools without a letter of approval from the office of the
Board of Education. Approvals shall be issued solely for the welfare of the school
system and the student body in general.
F. Vendors shall not schedule conferences in a manner which becomes a burden or
disruption to school personnel so as to jeopardize the function, that of instruction.
All conferences shall be on a scheduled basis, as approved by the building
principal or school manager.