Engineering Excellence Awards Client Invites

ACEC New York wants to recognize public client representatives for their involvement in winning Engineering Excellence projects. There are state laws and ethical considerations at play, and we ask for your assistance to keep in compliance.

Please DO NOT contact any public employee directly or indirectly. ACEC New York will invite them as a guest of the association, and we will pay for that ticket. Under the state’s ethics regulations, New York’s public employees are unable to accept an invitation or dinner ticket from a firm that does business with their agency. We will NOT back bill or otherwise accept any payment for a public employee’s ticket unless they are specifically able to accept (i.e. out-of-state agency that may allow).

Please note that public employees are guests of ACEC New York and as such will be seated in accordance with our association policies. We will work to place staff with relevant projects as best we can.

ACEC New York will solicit winning firms for client invitations in order to comply with these procedures. In response to this solicitation, please provide as much information as possible, including name, email, phone and the project on which this person was involved. If you have questions, please contact the ACEC New York Albany office.

Download the full ethics compliance memo.