In connection with transactions subject to federal suspension and debarment requirements, the District is generally prohibited from entering into transactions with parties that are debarred, suspended, or otherwise excluded from or ineligible for participation in federal assistance programs or activities.
When soliciting bids or otherwise preparing to enter into such a transaction, the superintendent or designee shall use at least one of the following verification methods to ensure that any parties to the transaction are not suspended or debarred prior to committing to any sub-award, purchase, or contract:
(1) Obtaining a certification of a party’s compliance with the federal suspension and debarment requirements in connection with any application, bid, or proposal;
(2) Requiring compliance with the federal suspension and debarment requirements as an express condition of any sub-award, purchase, or contract in question; or
(3) Prior to committing to any sub-award, purchase, or contract, check the online Federal System for Award Management at https://www.sam.gov/SAM/ to determine whether the relevant party is subject to any suspension or debarment restrictions.