Suspension and Debarment Policy for Procurements

Adopted by the Economic Development, Housing, Planning and Transit Committee 2008 

In conjunction with the Office of Management and Budget and other affected Federal agencies, DOT published an update to 49 CFR Part 29 on November 26, 2003. This government-wide regulation implemented Executive Order 12549, Debarment and Suspension, Executive Order 12689, Debarment and Suspension, and 31 U.S.C. 6101 note (Section 2455, Public Law 103-355, 108 Stat. 3327).  

The provisions of Part 29 apply to all grantee contracts and subcontracts at any level expected to equal or exceed $25,000 as well as any contract or subcontract (at any level) for Federally required auditing services. 49 CFR 29.220(b). These are contracts and subcontracts referred to in the regulation as “covered transactions.”  

Grantees, contractors, and subcontractors (at any level) that enter into covered transactions are required to verify that the entity (as well as its principals and affiliates) they propose to contract or subcontract with is not excluded or disqualified. Ulster County will do this by (a) Checking the Excluded Parties List System, and (b) Adding a clause or condition to the contract or subcontract.  

Prior to contract award, Ulster will review the Excluded Parties Listing System ( to verify compliance with the clause by the intended awardee.