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Attachment 2: GSA Class Deviation Memo to Implement Appropriations Provisions Related to Suspension and Debarment

January 27, 2012

Memorandum For Civilian Agencies Other Than NASA

From: Laura Auletta /s/ Chair, Civilian Agency Acquisition Council (CAAC)

Subject: Class Deviation from the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to Implement Appropriations Provisions Related to Suspension and Debarment

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 (Pub. L. 112-74), and the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012 (Pub. L. 112-55), prohibit covered agencies from using funds to enter into a contract with a corporation that has unpaid federal tax delinquencies or certain felony convictions unless the corporation has been considered for suspension or debarment and the agency determines that further action is unnecessary to protect the interests of the government.  The prohibition applies to many, but not all, federal agencies.

Covered agencies are encouraged to approve a class deviation from the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement their appropriations statute.  Each agency is cautioned to work closely with its Office of General Counsel and its Suspending and Debarring Official as the statutory requirements vary by agency.  The Department of Defense has approved a class deviation, which is available at http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/class_deviations.html.

This letter constitutes the consultation with the Chair of the CAAC required for a class deviation by FAR section 1.404(a)(1).  Agencies are reminded that FAR section 1.404 requires agencies to furnish a copy of each approved class deviation to the FAR Secretariat, General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), ATTN: Hada Flowers, 1275 First Street, NE., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20417 or by FAX: (202) 501-4067.  

If you have questions or require additional information regarding this memorandum, please contact Patricia Corrigan at (202) 208-1963, or by email at patricia.corrigan@gsa.gov.

U.S. General Services Administration
1275 First Street, NE Washington, DC 20417
www.gsa.gov


APM 2012-03M Implementation of the Requirements of the FY2012 HHS Appropriations Acts and HHS’ Non-Discrimination Policy, 3/28/12

  • Attachment A: Interim Updates to HHSAR
  • Attachment B: Applicable Public Laws 112-74 and 112-55
  • Attachment C: Requirements by Principle Type and/or Purpose of Contract
  • Attachment D: Class Deviation - Prohibition Against Contracting with Corporations with a Felony Criminal Conviction Under Federal or State Law or an Unpaid Federal Tax Liability
    • Attachment 1: Alternate - Representation by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction under Any Federal Law
    • Attachment 2: GSA Class Deviation Memo to Implement Appropriations Provisions Related to Suspension and Debarment

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