Ethics Commission
City and County of San Francisco

Contract Approval by Board of Supervisors

How to File

Form SFEC-126f4 must be filed electronically through the City and County of San Francisco’s DocuSign system, which may be initiated at the bottom of this page. The DocuSign filing process involves two key steps – completing the form and signing the form – which may involve between one to eight participants. The form allows a City department staff member to initiate and complete the form electronically, optionally route it to up to three additional department staff assisting with the completion of the form, and then send it to Clerk of the Board’s office for review and signature by the Clerk of the Board. The City department staff person completing the form may need to obtain information about the contract from multiple internal and external parties, including the elected official/clerk of the board and support staff, contracting department, and contractor. (Note: When completing the electronic form, select “Amended” from the drop down only to amend an original or previously amended filing. “Amended” should not be used to identify an amended or modified contract).

After the form is completed by City department staff, an email will automatically be sent to the Clerk of the Board’s staff to review the document and assign a file number. The Clerk of the Board will sign the document after the contract has been approved by the Board of Supervisors.  City department staff can monitor the progress of a SFEC-126f4 filing submitted to the Clerk of the Board’s office by logging in to DocuSign using Citywide authentication credentials (City email address and citywide password).

When completing this form, if you run out of space to provide all the information that the form requires, you must submit a supplemental form that contains the remaining information. Be sure to use the same identifying information on the supplemental form so that the supplemental form may be connected to the original form. However, you do not need to disclose information, such as the names of listed subcontractors, that you already listed on the original form.

Important: For a contract that must be approved by both the Board of Supervisors(BOS) and Mayor, departments should e-file only one 126f4 for BOS approval. Do not submit a second filing for Mayor.

Click the image below to preview a form illustrating the information required to be disclosed. (Please note that this form is for viewing purposes only and that the electronic link shown below must be used to file the required information.)

Please use the following electronic form to complete this disclosure requirement:

File SFEC Form 126f4 – Notification of Contract Approval Form (Use this version ONLY for contracts requiring approval by Board of Supervisors)

Note: Only one Department staff person is required to participate in the completion of the form. However, the form allows up to four staff to contribute to the preparation of the form prior to it routing to the Office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors for review and approval. This form will be routed to each party in the order presented below.

Step 1: Enter the Name and Email Address of Department Filer Initiating Form 126f4 [Required]

A name and email address are required to verify the identity of the City staff person initiating the form.


Email address

Step 2: Are there other individuals assisting with filling out this form before it is routed to the Board of Supervisors?

Department staff that initiate form 126f4 may choose to route the form to additional persons before the form is sent to the Office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors.


Step 3: Board of Supervisors Review Process

After all staff at the contracting department have completed work on the form, the form will route to the following divisions at the Office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors. Department staff can monitor the progress of their form by logging in to the DocuSign system using City-wide credentials.

  • Legislative Clerks
  • Assistant Clerks
  • Operations Division
  • Clerk of the Board (Signer)

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