Vendor Disclosure Statement Information and Instructions
Section 41-16-82, Code of Alabama 1975 requires the disclosure statement to be completed and filed with all proposals, bids, contracts, or grant proposals to the State of Alabama in excess of $5,000. The disclosure statement is not required for contracts for gas, water, and electric services where no competition exists, or where rates are fixed by law or ordinance. In circumstances where a contract is awarded by competitive bid, the disclosure statement shall be required only from the person receiving the contract and shall be submitted within ten (10) days of the award.
A copy of the disclosure statement shall be filed with the awarding entity and the Department of Examiners of Public Accounts, and if it pertains to a state contract, a copy shall be submitted to the Contract Review Permanent Legislative Oversight Committee. The address for the Department of Examiners of Public Accounts is as follows: 50N. Ripley Street, Room 3201, Montgomery, Alabama 36130-2101. If the disclosure statement is filed with a contract, the awarding entity should include a copy with the contract when it is presented to the Contract Review Permanent Legislative Oversight Committee.
Pursuant to Section 41-16-84 (b), Code of Alabama 1975 the State of Alabama shall not enter into any contract or appropriate any public funds with any person who refuses to provide information as required.
Pursuant to Section 41-16-86, Code of Alabama 1975, any person who knowingly provides misleading or incorrect information on the disclosure statement shall be subject to a civil penalty of ten percent (10%) of the amount of the transaction, not to exceed $10,000.00. Also, the contract or grant shall be voidable by the awarding entity.
Definitions as Provided in Section 41-16-81, Code of Alabama 1975
1. Family Member of a Public Employee – The spouse or a dependent of the public employee.
2. Family Member of a Public Official – The spouse, a dependent, an adult child and his or her spouse, a parent, a spouse’s parents, or a sibling and his or her spouse, of the public official.
3. Family Relationship – A person has a family relationship with a public official or public employee if the person is a family member of the public official or public employee.
4. Person – An individual, firm, partnership, association, joint venture, cooperative, or corporation, or any other group or combination acting in concert.
5. Public Official and Public Employee - These terms shall have the same meanings ascribed to them in Sections 36-25-1(23) and 36-25-1(24), Code of Alabama 1975, (see below) except for the purposes of the disclosure requirements of this article, the terms shall only include persons in a position to influence the awarding of a grant or contract who are affiliated with the awarding entity. Notwithstanding the foregoing, these terms shall also include the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, members of the cabinet of the Governor, and members of the Legislature. (Note: The definitions for public official and public employee are now denoted as Sections 36-25-1 (25) and 36-25-1 (26), Code of Alabama 1975. However, Section 41-16-86 (5), Code of Alabama 1975 has not been codified to reflect such updates.)
Section 36-25-1(25), Code of Alabama 1975, defines a public employee as any person employed at the state, county or municipal level of government or their instrumentalities, including governmental corporations and authorities, but excluding employees of hospitals or other health care corporations including contract employees of those hospitals or other health care corporations, who is paid in whole or in part from state, county, or municipal funds. For purposes of this chapter, a public employee does not include a person employed on a part-time basis whose employment is limited to providing professional services other than lobbying, the compensation for which constitutes less than 50 percent of the part-time employee’s income.
Section 36-25-1(26), Code of Alabama 1975, defines a public official as any person elected to public office, whether or not that person has taken office, by the vote of the people at state, county, or municipal level of government or their instrumentalities, including governmental corporations, and any person appointed to a position at the state, county, or municipal level of government or their instrumentalities, including governmental corporations. For purposes of this chapter, a public official includes the chairs and vice-chairs or the equivalent offices of each state political party as defined in Section 17-13-40, Code of Alabama 1975.
Complete all lines as indicated. If an item does not apply, denote N/A (not applicable). If you cannot include required information in the space provided, attach additional sheets as necessary.
THE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT MUST BE SIGNED,
DATED, AND NOTARIZED PRIOR TO SUBMISSION.