Form 1295 Information
CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PARTIES - FORM 1295:
Requirements to complete and include this form went into effect December 24, 2015, as a result of the passage of House Bill 1295. This form is required of Interested Parties who enter into qualifying contracts defined in HB1295. Failure to file this form with the Texas Ethics Commission will disqualify any qualifying contract and cause the District to dismiss any bid or proposal. Qualifying contracts are defined as: (1) requires an action or vote by the governing body of the entity or agency (school district) before the contract may be signed; or (2) has a value of at least $1 million. Purchase Orders, when issued as delivery orders in conjunction with an awarded bid or proposal, are considered contracts and qualify for disclosure under this requirement. Any bid or proposal awarded by the Carrollton- Farmers Branch ISD Board of Trustees will require the interested party to complete this filing online before purchases will be made under the awarded agreement, whether or not a separate contract document is executed. A sample Form 1295 is included in our procurement documents to make prospective vendors aware of this requirement. The form, complete instructions, and additional important information can be located at New Form 1295 Certificate of Interested Parties Electronic Filing Application!
Any issues with that site or the form should be directed to the Texas Ethics Commission at 512-463-5800 during regular office hours.