Authority/Reference(s) OMB Circular A-102 Section 6d;Uniform Grant Guidance (UGG); TGC §2155.077; 34 TAC §20.105-20.107; Executive Order 13224; 31 CFR (Chapter V)
Revision Date July 1, 2014

Policy

DFPS will not enter into contracts with individuals or organizations that have been debarred, suspended, or have been otherwise excluded from doing business with the federal or state government. Contract staff must verify that an entity has not been debarred or excluded by the state of Texas before the execution of a contract. The state debarment check must be completed and documented no earlier than 90 days before the effective date of the contract.

Entities that have been debarred or excluded by the federal government are excluded from receiving federal contracts, certain subcontracts, and from certain types of federal financial and non-financial assistance and benefits. This includes DFPS programs funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The HHS-OIG federal check and the excluded parties federal check requirements are incorporated into all contracts and solicitations.  By signing the contract the signatory is certifying that the entity is not debarred or excluded based on the Uniform Terms and Conditions of the contract.  Therefore, the federal  check or documentation of such efforts is not required by contract staff.