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Electronic access to the debarment list is available by visiting the System for Award Management (SAM) web site.

See the Defense Procurement Fraud Program Guide.

Definitions
In applying the provisions of the law, DoD interprets its terms as follows:

  • Conviction of fraud or any other felony means any conviction for fraud or a felony in violation of federal or state criminal statutes, whether the conviction was entered on a verdict or a plea (including a plea of nolo contendere), for which a sentence has been imposed.
  • Arising out of a contract with DoD means an act in connection with attempting to obtain, obtaining, or performing a contract or first-tier subcontract of any agency, department, or component of DoD.
  • Date of conviction means the date judgment was entered against the individual. As prescribed in Section 4(11) of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 403 (11) and (12)):
  • Simplified acquisition threshold means $100,000.
  • Commercial item includes:
    • Any item customarily used by the general public.
    • Installation services, maintenance services, repair services, training services, and other services.
    • Services offered and sold competitively, in substantial quantities, in the commercial marketplace.

Information for DoD Contractors
Penalty to Contractors and Subcontractors
A defense contractor or subcontractor who knowingly employs a person under prohibition or allows such a person to participate in activities covered under the Debarment section is subject to a criminal penalty of up to $500,000.

Searching the EPLS Database
The EPLS database has a variable search engine, allowing contractors to narrow the search by using the CT Codes for DPFD Cases. Those codes are FF or QQ.

Information for Individuals
Debarment
Any individual convicted after September 29, 1988, of fraud or any other felony arising out of a contract with DoD (as these terms are defined by DoD, pursuant to Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) Part 217.500, Subpart 203.570-2) shall be prohibited from the following activities:

  • Working in a management or supervisory capacity on any defense contract or any first-tier subcontract of a defense contract.
  • Serving on the board of directors of any defense contractor or any subcontractor awarded a contract directly by a defense contractor.
  • Serving as a consultant, agent, or representative to any defense contractor or any subcontractor awarded a contract directly by a defense contractor.
  • Serving in any capacity with the authority to influence, advise, or control the decisions of any defense contractor or subcontractor with regard to any DoD contract or first-tier subcontract. This restriction does not apply to the following:
    • Shall not be less than 5 years from the date of conviction unless the agency head or a designee grants a waiver in the interest of national security.
    • May be more than 5 years from the date of conviction if the agency head or a designee makes a written determination of the need for the longer period. The agency shall provide a copy of the determination to the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

This program does not offer any funding.

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Defense Procurement Fraud Debarment Clearinghouse
Fax: 301-937-1543
301-937-1542
E-mail: dfb-dpfd@reisystems.com
https://dfb-dpfd.ojp.usdoj.gov/

Defense Procurement Fraud Debarment Program Guide, This resource provides guidance on the implementation of the Defense Procurement Fraud Debarment Program.
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