Under State Local Government Code Chapter 176, city vendors and local government officers are required to file Form CIQ or CIS, respectively, when a relevant conflict exists.
“Vendors” includes bidders and current vendors. “Local government officers” includes Council Members, local government corporation board members, the City Manager, and employees who exercise discretion in the planning, recommending, selecting, or contracting of a vendor.
Vendors file Conflict of Interest Questionnaire Form CIQ, which can be downloaded here or submitted online here. The completed form may be mailed, hand-delivered, or emailed to the City Clerk’s office. Questions about compliance should be directed to each vendor’s legal counsel.
Local government officers file Conflicts Disclosure Statement Form CIS, which can be downloaded here. The completed form must be notarized and may be mailed, hand-delivered, or emailed to the City Clerk’s office.
For more information, view this Frequently Asked Questions document created by the Texas Municipal League. Note that City of Austin gift laws prohibit most gifts to local government officers.