Effective immediately, funds made available by the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2014 (Division C of Public Law 113-76) may not be used to enter into a contract with any person or other entity that is listed in the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS)/System for Award Management (SAM) Exclusion as having been convicted of fraud against the Federal Government.
The contracting officer shall review the exclusion information in SAM and note the application of the Cause and Treatment (CT) Code associated with the exclusion. Contractors may be debarred, suspended, or proposed for debarment for a conviction of, or civil judgment for, commission of fraud or a criminal offense (see FAR 9.406-2). CT Codes specifically associated with a fraud conviction are A, Al, FF, J, J1 and R.
This class deviation is effective upon signature, and remains in effect until incorporated in the FAR or DFARS or otherwise rescinded.