Authority/Reference(s) Uniform Grant Guidance (UGG); TGC §2155.077, §808.051, §2252.153, §2270.0209, §2252.152, §2270.002; 34 TAC §20.105-20.107; Executive Order 13224; 31 CFR (Chapter V)
Revision Date July 1, 2019

Policy

Contract staff must verify that an entity is not debarred, divested, or excluded before the execution of a contract to ensure DFPS does not enter into contracts with individuals or organizations that have been excluded from doing business with federal or state government.

The debarment, divestment, and exclusion checks must be completed and documented no earlier than 90 days before the effective date of the contract.

For federally funded grand recipients, the fedrally excluded parties check should be conducted annually. A federally funded grant recipient must maintain an active status in the Systetm for Award Management (SAM). If it is discovered that a federally funded grant recipient does not have an active status in the System for Award Managment, then Contracts Legal must be consulted.