Effective immediately, funds made available by the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235) or any other Act, may not be used to enter into a contract with any corporation that-
Contracting officers shall include the attached provision in all solicitations that will use funds made available by the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235) or any other Act, including solicitations for the acquisition of commercial items under FAR part 12, and shall apply the following restrictions:
The contracting officer shall not award a contract to any corporation that provides an affirmative response to either of the representations in the provision at 252.209-7992 (Attachment) regarding any unpaid Federal tax liability or a conviction of a felony criminal violation of Federal law within the preceding 24 months, unless the agency debarring and suspending official has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and has made a written determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government. Upon receipt of an affirmative response to the representation, contracting officers shall consult with the agency debarring and suspending official.
This class deviation is effective upon signature, and remains in effect until incorporated in the FAR or DFARS or otherwise rescinded.