There are some indications that this is potentially the case: - the frequency of gifts (5 times in the same year), - granting a gift on an individual basis, - the position of the beneficiary, - the fact that the gifts come from the same supplier - the value of the gifts. There is therefore a legitimate concern that this supplier will be favoured during the renewal of the contract for reasons that are not strictly professional.
As such, it is advisable to declare to the supervisor or compliance officer any gifts, invitations or benefits received or refused. In the UK, any gift received worth more than £75 will not be permitted. A form must be completed for any gift received worth more than $75 in the USA or INR 4500 in India.