Debarment and Suspension

Executive Order 12549
FAR 521.209-5

Federal regulations require that the University of New Orleans certify that neither the University, University officers, nor its researchers:

  1. Are presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from covered transactions by any federal department or agency.
  2. Have, within a 3-year period preceding an application for funding, been convicted or had a civil judgment rendered against them for commission of fraud or a criminal offense in connection with obtaining, attempting to obtain or performing a public transaction or contract under a public transaction; violation of federal or state antitrust statures or commission of embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, falsification or destruction of records, making false statements, or receiving stolen property.
  3. Are presently indicted or otherwise criminally or civilly charged by a government entity (federal, state or local) with commission of any of the offenses enumerated in (2) above.
  4. Have, within a 3-year period preceding this application, had one or more public transactions (federal, state, or local) terminated for cause or default.

In this case, the applicant is the institution, the principals are members of the university's executive board or senior administrative staff, and researchers are the faculty and their professional colleagues who undertake such research activities. You can review the NSF debarment and suspension certification on-line.

The University of New Orleans treats this requirement as a negative certification, i.e., that no principals or researchers at the institution are debarred, suspended, or proposed for debarment or suspension.

Individuals meeting any of these conditions must notify the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs immediately because they may be ineligible to receive direct or pass through federal funds.