PROCUREMENT LOBBYING LAW
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
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12.7. Who is to determine whether an Offerer "knowingly and willingly" violates §139-j of the State Finance Law? (Last Updated: 3/16/2006)
The ethics officer, inspector general, if any, or other official of the procuring Governmental Entity responsible for reviewing or investigating any allegations of violations of the provisions of §139-j (3) of the State Finance Law is responsible for investigating alleged violations of the law and determining whether the Offerer has knowingly and willingly violated State Finance Law §139-j. If such violations have been found to exist, the Governmental Entity must find the vendor non-responsible and make the required notifications.
See §139-j (9), (10)(a) of the State Finance Law.