Order Placement in the Case of a Contractor Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment

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).

Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS)

The Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS), established by Section 872 of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Act of 2009, contains specific information on the integrity and performance of covered Federal agency contractors and grantees. FAPIIS is available for use in award decisions at www.FAPIIS.gov, and via a link on www.ppirs.gov. FAPIIS is intended to significantly enhance the scope of information available to Contracting Officers as they evaluate the integrity and performance of prospective contractors competing for Federal contracts and to protect taxpayers from doing business with contractors that are not responsible sources.

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.