CODE OF ETHICAL CONDUCT IN BUSINESS FOR GRANT APPLICANTS

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  1. Ethical Principles

Applicants shall at all times-

  • maintain integrity and independence in their professional judgement and conduct;
  • comply with both the letter and the spirit of-
  1. the laws of Uganda; and
  2. any contract awarded.
  • avoid associations with businesses and organisations which are in conflict with this code.
  1. Standards

Applicants shall-

  • strive to provide works, services and supplies of high quality and accept full responsibility for all works, services or supplies provided;
  • comply with the professional standards of their industry or of any professional body of which they are members.
  1. Conflict of Interest

Applicants shall not accept contracts which would constitute a conflict of interest with any prior or current contract with Uganda Communications Commission. Applicants shall disclose to all concerned parties those conflicts of interest that cannot reasonably be avoided or escaped.

  1. Confidentiality and Accuracy of Information

(1) Information given by Applicants in the course of the grant processes or the performance of contracts shall be true, fair and not designed to mislead.

(2) Providers shall respect the confidentiality of information received in the course of performance of a contract and shall not use such information for personal gain.

  1. Gifts and Hospitality

Applicants shall not offer gifts or hospitality directly or indirectly, to staff of Uganda Communications Commission that might be viewed by others as having an influence on a grant decision.

  1. Inducements

(1) Applicants shall not offer or give anything of value to influence the action of a public official in the grant process or in contract execution.

(2)  Applicants shall not ask a public official to do anything which is inconsistent with the Code of Ethical Conduct in Business.

  1. Fraudulent Practices

Applicants shall not-

  • collude with other businesses and organisations with the intention of depriving Uganda Communications Commission of the benefits of free and open competition;
  • enter into business arrangements that might prevent the effective operation of fair competition;
  • engage in deceptive financial practices, such as bribery, double billing or other improper financial practices;
  • misrepresent facts in order to influence a grant process or the execution of a contract to the detriment of the Uganda Communications Commission; or utter false documents;
  • unlawfully obtain information relating to a grant process in order to influence the process or execution of a contract to the detriment of the Uganda Communications Commission;
  • Withhold information from the Uganda Communications Commission during contract execution to the detriment of the Uganda Communications Commission.

 

 

I   ————————————— agree to comply with the above code of ethical conduct in business.

 

 

 

                                                                                       

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AUTHORISED SIGNATORY                                   NAME OF APPLICANT