To All American Mechanical Contractors, Inc. (AAMC) Contractors, Suppliers and Vendors:
AAMC greatly values the importance of good contractor, supplier, and vendor relationships. Our vendor relationships are based upon mutual respect and cooperation. We believe the success of our relationship relies heavily on a clear understanding of the AAMC policies applicable to our business relationship.
Gifts & Gratuities:
AAMC policy prohibits AAMC employees from soliciting or accepting gifts or gratuities from suppliers. It is our expectation, and vendors are asked, that gifts or gratuities not be offered or sent to any employee of AAMC. Gifts and gratuities include, but are not limited to, cash, tickets to events, entertainment generally, paid vacations (even if connected to a supplier site visit or training program), electronic equipment, liquor, food, golf, and other items of value. AAMC further prohibits its employees from engaging in any business-related activity in any adult entertainment clubs or similar establishments regardless of who is paying. However, AAMC does understand that reasonable business meals included in the agenda of (or which immediately precede or follow) a business meeting may be acceptable. However, such meals may not be lavish or frequent.
Our experience has been that most vendors respect our Gifts and Gratuities Policy. While AAMC understands it is customary and in the spirit of goodwill for some suppliers to offer gifts, we believe gifts from our suppliers are inappropriate and can be construed inappropriately, however unintentionally, and lead to misunderstanding and embarrassment. Accordingly, disregard of this policy can lead to remedial actions including supplier disqualification.
We respectfully request your understanding and cooperation regarding our Gifts & Gratuities Policy when dealing with AAMC employees.
Gifts and Gratuities Policy Effective Date: June 30, 2009