Description: This declaration must be confirmed (by email) by all Service Providers that are classified as an Independent Contractor prior to any services being purchased. An Independent Contractor is a Service Provider that is a Sole Proprietor or Self-employed and not an employee of York.
By policy, York may not acquire goods, materials or services from an employee of York, York’s Board of Governors, or any person who is not at arm’s length from any employee of York or York’s Board of Governors; or from any corporation firm or other business in which an employee or someone who is not at arm’s length from an employee of York or York’s Board of Governors, is a controlling shareholder or owner without both the full prior disclosure of the conflict of interest and a written waiver of the conflict by the Vice President, Finance and Administration of York or designate. The term “arm’s length” means a relationship which is “conducted between parties that have no corporate or other direct connections, or familial relationship with each other, and thus act each in its own self-interest”.
Failure by a Proponent to declare any situation that may be a conflict of interest or a potential or perceived conflict of interest or to obtain a waiver of any such conflict shall be grounds for York to terminate any contract formed without liability and for cause.
I have read and understand the above and declare that there is no conflict of interest between myself and any of the parties mentioned above.