Purchasing goods or services from near relatives of SDSURF employees is generally allowable if and only if the employee has not participated in any way in the selection, review, and payment of her/his near relative. This includes all aspects of the bidding process, analysis and award of the contract, review of work progress, signature approval for payments, determination of independent contractor status, etc.
Near relative is defined as: husband, wife, domestic partner, mother, father, daughter, son, sister, brother, and step-relatives and in-laws in the same relationships to SDSURF employee.
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