Handbook of Business Procedures
March 5, 2012
June 17, 2013
7.6.1. DEBARMENT AND SUSPENSION
Under Presidential Executive Order 12549 and Executive Order 12689, The University of Texas at Austin may not contract with parties listed on the General Services Administration's System for Award Management (SAM). SAM identifies (via active exclusions) entities that have been debarred, suspended, or excluded from receiving federal contracts, subcontracts, or federal assistance and benefits.
For all purchases using Homeland Security funds (of any dollar amount) or other federal funds with a gross amount (prior to trade-ins) exceeding $25,000, the purchaser must check SAM to ensure that the vendor has not been debarred or suspended from receiving federal funds. The purchaser must then retain a copy of the SAM search results with the purchase order file to verify the vendor’s status.