Agenda Item
Docket No. 20-368
Advisory opinion regarding whether Deloitte would be prohibited from responding to requests for proposals or entering into contracts with the Louisiana Office of Community Development while the wife of Patrick Forbes, Executive Director of the Louisiana Office of Community Development, is employed with Deloitte.
Pat Forbes is a public servant employed as the Executive Director of the Louisiana Office of Community Development. His agency is responsible for administering federal disaster recovery grants. The agency primarily works in the area of community development and often contracts some of its work out, including program design and implementation, program and project management, grants management, and design and construction.

Mr. Forbes' wife, Ana Forbes, is employed by Deloitte, a national firm that, among many other things, provides services in the disaster recovery field and may respond to requests for proposals or bids published by your agency in the future. His wife works in the field of project management and program delivery. His wife will not personally work on any projects involving his agency. Additionally, Mr. Forbes does not participate in selection panels associated with the requests for proposals and he will recuse himself from any deliberation or discussion related to the selection processes for which Deloitte may be considered.

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La. R.S. 42:1111(C)(2)(d) provides that no public servant shall receive anything of economic value for any person who has or is seeking to obtain a contractual, business or financial relationship with the public servant's agency.

Adopt proposed advisory opinion.
Assigned Attorney: Brandi Barze
2020-368 - Advisory Opinion Request Patrick W. Forbes, PE
2020-368- Draft Advisory Opinion 2020-368 (2)