The ESC will not subcontract with or award subgrants to any person or company who is debarred or suspended from receiving Federal funds. It is required to check for excluded parties at the System for Award Management (SAM) website, http://www.sam.gov/, before any procurement transaction paid with Federal funds. If there is a potential match please visit the following section of OFAC's website for guidance: http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/faqs/Sanctions/Pages/directions.aspx. For all other prohibitions and restrictions, see the agency note in the Additional Comments field to ascertain the extent or limit on the sanction, restriction or partial denial. If there is no note, contact the agency taking the action for this information.
- The following "due diligence" steps are taken to determine a valid OFAC match:
- If a match is found, there may be instances where an Individual or Firm has the same or similar name as your search request but is actually a different party. Therefore, it is important that you verify a potential match with the debarring agency identified in the record information.
- Acknowledge having read the following information before performing a search by Data Universal Numbering System (Dun & Bradstreet) (DUNS) or Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Code. SAM does not have DUNS or CAGE Code identifiers for all Firms listed in SAM. Therefore, a search by one of these fields may not be sufficient to find a match. An additional Name search should be performed if a match is not found when searching by one of these fields
- Searching only on a particular classification code (e.g. Firm), you are potentially excluding results classified with a different code.