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Fair play by and for City Contractors

In obtaining goods and services for the City’s operations, or providing financial incentives to developers or other businesses or organizations, the Nutter Administration operates with only two things in mind:

  • Obtaining the best deal for the City’s taxpayers, and
  • Providing a fair and efficient process for individuals, businesses, and other organizations to do business with the City.

As we set high standards for ourselves, we also expect the same of people, businesses, and organizations who do business with the City. All individuals, companies, and organizations with whom we do business must be fully licensed and current on all applicable City taxes and fees. They must also comply with all applicable ethics rules.

This website offers guidance about these ethics rules to vendors, prospective vendors, and anyone doing or wishing to do business in or with the City. Please see the frequently-asked questions about ethics in City contracting listed on the right.

Please contact the City’s Chief Integrity Officer at integrity@phila.gov with any questions or concerns. If you believe any applicant, vendor or city employee or official is operating unethically with regard to City business, please contact the CIO or the Philadelphia Board of Ethics.


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IntegrityWorks offers guidance for commonly-occurring situations. These are not the only situations in which ethics rules would apply; they are simply the most common ones. Other guidance may be added to this site as situations warrant.

These are general guidelines. Because each situation presents its own set of facts, this general guidance isn’t advice on which you can legally rely. If you want to be absolutely sure that your conduct complies with applicable ethics laws, you should seek advice before taking action.