Grant Administration: Section 7.4 Conflicts of InterestBackground
Nothing is more detrimental to a successful procurement operation than to have the relationship between the grantee and the contractor questioned regarding real or apparent conflicts of interest. Conflict of interest issues deal with the relationship between the parties and financial gain. Those that could be judged to have conflicts include local officials, employees, consultants, family members, and business partners. Also, see Chapter 4: Grantee Requirements for information on conflict of interest.