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PART 3017—Government-wide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement)

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This part adopts a government-wide system of debarment and suspension for Department of Agriculture nonprocurement activities. It also provides for reciprocal exclusion of persons who have been excluded under the Federal Acquisition Regulation, and provides for the consolidated listing of all persons who are excluded, or disqualified by statute, executive order, or other legal authority. This part satisfies the requirements in section 3 of Executive Order 12549, “Debarment and Suspension” (3 CFR 1986 Comp., p. 189), Executive Order 12689, “Debarment and Suspension” (3 CFR 1989 Comp., p. 235) and 31 USC 6101 note (Section 2455, PL 103-355, 108 Stat. 3327).

Subpart A—General

3017.100     What does this part do?
3017.105     Does this part apply to me?
3017.110     What is the purpose of the nonprocurement debarment and suspension system?
3017.115     How does an exclusion restrict a person's involvement in covered transactions?
3017.120     May we grant an exception to let an excluded person participate in a covered transaction?
3017.125     Does an exclusion under the nonprocurement system affect a person's eligibility for Federal procurement contracts?
3017.130     Does exclusion under the Federal procurement system affect a person's eligibility to participate in nonprocurement transactions?
3017.135     May the Department of Agriculture exclude a person who is not currently participating in a nonprocurement transaction?
3017.140     How do I know if a person is excluded?
3017.145     Does this part address persons who are disqualified, as well as those who are excluded from nonprocurement transactions?

Subpart B—Covered Transactions

3017.200     What is a covered transaction?
3017.205     Why is it important to know if a particular transaction is a covered transaction?
3017.210     Which nonprocurement transactions are covered transactions?
3017.215     Which nonprocurement transactions are not covered transactions?
3017.220     Are any procurement contracts included as covered transactions?
3017.225     How do I know if a transaction in which I may participate is a covered transaction?

Subpart C—Responsibilities of Participants Regarding Transactions Doing Business With Other Persons

3017.300     What must I do before I enter into a covered transaction with another person at the next lower tier?
3017.305     May I enter into a covered transaction with an excluded or disqualified person?
3017.310     What must I do if a Federal agency excludes a person with whom I am already doing business in a covered transaction?
3017.315     May I use the services of an excluded person as a principal under a covered transaction?
3017.320     Must I verify that principals of my covered transactions are eligible to participate?
3017.325     What happens if I do business with an excluded person in a covered transaction?
3017.330     What requirements must I pass down to persons at lower tiers with whom I intend to do business? Disclosing Information—Primary Tier Participants
3017.335     What information must I provide before entering into a covered transaction with the Department of Agriculture?
3017.340     If I disclose unfavorable information required under § 3017.335, will I be prevented from participating in the transaction?
3017.345     What happens if I fail to disclose the information required under § 3017.335?
3017.350     What must I do if I learn of the information required under § 3017.335 after entering into a covered transaction with the Department of Agriculture? Disclosing Information—Lower Tier Participants
3017.355     What information must I provide to a higher tier participant before entering into a covered transaction with that participant?
3017.360     What happens if I fail to disclose the information required under § 3017.355?
3017.365     What must I do if I learn of information required under § 3017.355 after entering into a covered transaction with a higher tier participant?

Subpart D—Responsibilities of Department of Agriculture Officials Regarding Transactions

3017.400     May I enter into a transaction with an excluded or disqualified person?
3017.405     May I enter into a covered transaction with a participant if a principal of the transaction is excluded?
3017.410     May I approve a participant's use of the services of an excluded person?
3017.415     What must I do if a Federal agency excludes the participant or a principal after I enter into a covered transaction?
3017.420     May I approve a transaction with an excluded or disqualified person at a lower tier?
3017.425     When do I check to see if a person is excluded or disqualified?"
3017.430     How do I check to see if a person is excluded or disqualified?
3017.435     What must I require of a primary tier participant?
3017.440     What method do I use to communicate those requirements to participants?
3017.445     What action may I take if a primary tier participant knowingly does business with an excluded or disqualified person?
3017.450     What action may I take if a primary tier participant fails to disclose the information required under § 3017.335?
3017.455     What may I do if a lower tier participant fails to disclose the information required under § 3017.355 to the next higher tier?

Subpart E—Excluded Parties List System

3017.500     What is the purpose of the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS)?
3017.505     Who uses the EPLS?
3017.510     Who maintains the EPLS?
3017.515     What specific information is in the EPLS?
3017.520     Who places the information into the EPLS?
3017.525     Whom do I ask if I have questions about a person in the EPLS?
3017.530     Where can I find the EPLS? Subpart F—General Principles Relating to Suspension and Debarment Actions
3017.600     How do suspension and debarment actions start?
3017.605     How does suspension differ from debarment?
3017.610     What procedures does the Department of Agriculture use in suspension or debarment actions?
3017.615     How does the Department of Agriculture notify a person of a suspension and debarment action?
3017.620     Do Federal agencies coordinate suspension and debarment actions?
3017.625     What is the scope of a suspension or debarment action?
3017.630     May the Department of Agriculture impute the conduct of one person to another?
3017.635     May the Department of Agriculture settle a debarment or suspension action?
3017.640     May a settlement include a voluntary exclusion?
3017.645     Do other Federal agencies know if the Department of Agriculture agrees to a voluntary exclusion?

Subpart G—Suspension

3017.700     When may the suspending official issue a suspension?
3017.705     What does the suspending official consider in issuing a suspension?
3017.710     When does a suspension take effect?
3017.715     What notice does the suspending official give me if I am suspended?
3017.720     How may I contest a suspension?
3017.725     How much time do I have to contest a suspension?
3017.730     What information must I provide to the suspending official if I contest a suspension?
3017.735     Under what conditions do I get an additional opportunity to challenge the facts on which the suspension is based?
3017.740     Are suspension proceedings formal?
3017.745     How is fact-finding conducted?
3017.750     What does the suspending official consider in deciding whether to continue or terminate my suspension?
3017.755     When will I know whether the suspension is continued or terminated?
3017.760     How long may my suspension last?
3017.765     How may I appeal my suspension?

Subpart H—Debarment

3017.800     What are the causes for debarment?
3017.805     What notice does the debarring official give me if I am proposed for debarment?
3017.810     When does a debarment take effect?
3017.815     How may I contest a proposed debarment?
3017.820     How much time do I have to contest a proposed debarment?
3017.825     What information must I provide to the debarring official if I contest a proposed debarment?
3017.830     Under what conditions do I get an additional opportunity to challenge the facts on which the proposed debarment is based?
3017.835     Are debarment proceedings formal?
3017.840     How is fact-finding conducted?
3017.845     What does the debarring official consider in deciding whether to debar me?
3017.850     What is the standard of proof in a debarment action?
3017.855     Who has the burden of proof in a debarment action?
3017.860     What factors may influence the debarring official's decision?
3017.865     How long may my debarment last?
3017.870     When do I know if the debarring official debars me?
3017.875     May I ask the debarring official to reconsider a decision to debar me?
3017.880     What factors may influence the debarring official during reconsideration?
3017.885     May the debarring official extend a debarment?
3017.890     How may I appeal my debarment?

Subpart I—Definitions

3017.900     Adequate evidence.
3017.905     Affiliate.
3017.910     Agency.
3017.915     Agent or representative.
3017.920     Civil judgment.
3017.925     Conviction.
3017.930     Debarment.
3017.935     Debarring official.
3017.940     Disqualified.
3017.945     Excluded or exclusion.
3017.950     Excluded Parties List System.
3017.955     Indictment.
3017.960     Ineligible or ineligibility.
3017.965     Legal proceedings.
3017.970     Nonprocurement transaction.
3017.975     Notice.
3017.980     Participant.
3017.985     Person.
3017.990     Preponderance of the evidence.
3017.995     Principal.
3017.1000     Respondent.
3017.1005     State.
3017.1010     Suspending official.
3017.1015     Suspension.
3017.1020     Voluntary exclusion or voluntarily excluded

Updated: 09/12/2017