Class Deviation 2012-O0010
Prohibition on Collection of Political Information

Effective immediately, contracting officers may not require any entity to submit political information as part of a solicitation or any contract action nor may they use fiscal year 2012 funds to require or recommend the submission of political information.

"Political information" means information relating to political spending, including any payment consisting of a contribution, expenditure, independent expenditure, or disbursement for an electioneering communication that is made by the contractor, any of its partners, officers, directors or employees, or any of its affiliates or subsidiaries to a candidate or on behalf of a candidate for election for Federal office, to a political committee, to a political party, to a third party entity with the intention or reasonable expectation that it would use the payment to make independent expenditures or electioneering communications, or that is otherwise made with respect to any election for Federal office, party affiliation, and voting history. Each of the terms 'contribution', 'expenditure', 'independent expenditure', 'candidate', 'election', 'electioneering communication', and 'Federal office' has the meaning given the term in the Federal Campaign Act of 1971 (2 U.S.C. 431 et seq.).

This deviation implements 10 U.S.C 2335, as added by section 823 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112-81), and it also implements section 743 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112-74).

This class deviation is effective upon signature, and remains in effect until it is incorporated in the FAR or DFARS or is otherwise rescinded.

Effective Date: July 6, 2012 (10 years ago)
Expire Date: None Given
Official Documents: Memo
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