Reporting Permanently Disqualified WIC-Only/Authorized Store Owners to the System for Award Management (SAM)
The purpose of this memorandum is to inform WIC State agencies of a new requirement to notify the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) when they permanently disqualify a WIC-only authorized store owner. Executive Order 12549, Debarment and Suspension, and Departmental Regulations at 2 CFR 417, Nonprocurement Debarment and Suspension, require FNS to conduct business only with responsible persons and entities and to alert other Federal agencies of program violators through a government-wide system, the System for Award Management (SAM). The General Services Administration Excluded Parties List System migrated to SAM, effective July 2012. FNS and other Federal agencies protect themselves from doing business with those individuals who would commit fraud and other unethical business practices by checking the SAM as they award future loans, contracts, grants and other program benefits.