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Suspension and Disbarment
  1. Procurement Methods completed
  2. Request for Proposal completed
  3. Request for Personal Services completed
  4. Personal Services Contract completed
  5. Suspension and Disbarment

Step Lesson 5 of 5 Suspension and Disbarment


Debarment and Suspension

According to the Department of Justice Financial Guide (page 11), Debarment and suspension certification requires that agencies establish and implement procedures to ensure that Federal assistance is not awarded to entities that are prohibited from receiving Federal funds. Those procedures should include a review of information in the System for Award Management, or SAM regarding, exclusion status. Such procedures help the Federal government and recipients to conduct business only with responsible persons. 

Accessing SAM.gov

In order to learn more about suspension and disbarment, please be sure to register for an account at SAM.gov:

  • First, create a user account to register;
  • Then, register your entity in the system; and
  • Finally, search for records related to suspension and disbarment.

One benefit of joining SAM.gov is having the ability search the award system for more than just suspension and disbarment information, you may also learn about other awards and documentation information issued by the federal government.

System for Award Management

The System for Award Management (SAM) is an official website of the U.S. government. There is no cost to use SAM. You can use this site for FREE to: register to do business with the U.S. government, update or renew your entity registration, check status of an entity registration, search for entity registration and exclusion records. Start by creating a SAM user account.


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