Ordering agencies should check the Excluded Parties Listing System (EPLS) prior to placing a Schedule order (refer to www.epls.gov). EPLS status is also displayed on the contractor’s information page in GSA eLibrary (www.gsaelibrary.gsa.gov). FAR 9.405-1, Debarment, Suspension and Ineligibility prohibits agencies from: placing orders exceeding the guaranteed minimum against existing contracts; placing orders against optional GSA Schedule contracts; adding new work; exercising options; and otherwise extending the duration of contracts with contractors that are debarred, suspended or proposed for debarment unless the agency head makes a determination that there are compelling reasons for doing so. This also applies to BPAs and Basic Ordering Agreements (BOAs).
The GSA contracting officer has made the responsibility determination at the contract level IAW FAR Subpart 9.1. While further determinations are not required at the order level, FAPIIS information may be used at the discretion of the ordering agency Contracting Officer IAW local policy.