Title 48 Part 504

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Title 48 Part 504

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Title 48Chapter 5Subchapter A → Part 504

Title 48: Federal Acquisition Regulations System



Subpart 504.13—Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel

504.1301   Policy.
504.1303   Contract clause.

Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c).

Source: 64 FR 37205, July 9, 1999, unless otherwise noted.

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Subpart 504.4—Safeguarding Classified Information Within Industry

504.402   General.

(a) This subpart prescribes procedures for safeguarding classified information required to be disclosed to contractors in connection with the solicitation of offers, and the award, performance, and termination of contracts.

(b) As used in this subpart, the term “Contractor(s)” means prospective contractors, subcontractors, vendors, and suppliers.

[77 FR 59792, Oct. 1, 2012]

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504.475   Return of classified information.

(a) Contracting officers must recover classified information, unless it has been destroyed as provided in Section 7 of Chapter 5 of the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM). Information on NISPOM can be found at http://www.fas.org/sgp/library/nispom.htm.

(b) Contracting officers must ensure that classified information provided by the government is returned immediately after any of the following events:

(1) Bid opening or closing date for receipt of proposals by non-responding offerors.

(2) Contract award by unsuccessful offerors.

(3) Termination or completion of the contract.

(4) Notification that authorization to release classified information has been withdrawn.

(5) Notification that a facility:

(i) Does not have adequate means to safeguard classified information; or

(ii) Has had its security clearance revoked or inactivated.

(6) Whenever otherwise instructed by the authority responsible for the security classification.

(c) The Government agency that provided classified information to a GSA contractor is responsible for the return of the information.

[77 FR 59792, Oct. 1, 2012]

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Subpart 504.5—Electronic Commerce in Contracting

504.500   [Reserved]

504.502   Policy.

Use of electronic signatures is encouraged and can be used to sign and route documents in GSA's IT systems to contractually obligate funds. The method of authentication used for electronic signatures shall be consistent with the level (1-4) determined from the e-authentication risk assessment in accordance with OMB M-04-04, E-authentication Guidance for Federal Agencies, and the respective technology safeguards applicable to that level or risk from National Institute of Standards and Technology 800-63, Electronic Authentication Guideline.

[77 FR 59792, Oct. 1, 2012]

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504.570   [Reserved]

Subpart 504.6—Contract Reporting

504.605-70   Federal Procurement Data System—Public access to data.

(a) The FPDS database. The General Services Administration awarded a contract for creation and operation of the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) database. That database includes information reported by departments and agencies as required by FAR subpart 4.6. One of the primary purposes of the FPDS database is to provide information on Government procurement to the public.

(b) Fee for direct hook-up. To the extent that a member of the public requests establishment of real-time integration of reporting services to run reports from another application, a one-time charge of $2,500 for the original integration must be paid by the requestor. This one-time charge covers the setup and certification required for an integrator to access the FPDS database and for technical assistance to help integrators use the web services. The fee will be paid to the FPDS contractor and credited to invoices submitted to GSA by the FPDS contractor.

[69 FR 77662, Dec. 28, 2004. Redesignated and amended at 77 FR 59792, Oct. 1, 2012]

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Subpart 504.11—System for Award Management

504.1103   Procedures.

In addition to the requirements found in FAR 4.1103, prior to awarding a contractual instrument the contracting officer must—

(a) Verify that the prospective contractor's legal business name, Doing-Business-As (DBA) name (if any), physical street address, and Data Universal Number System (DUNS) number or DUNS+4 number, as found in the System for Award Management (SAM), match the information that will be included in the contract, order, or agreement resulting from the vendor's quote or proposal. Correct any mismatches by having the vendor amend the information in the SAM and/or the quote or proposal. The SAM information can be accessed through the SAM Web site (www.sam.gov) by creating a user account.

(b) Ensure that the contractor's address code exists in Pegasys and that it is SAM enabled with the contractor's DUNS or DUNS+4 number. This can be done by searching Pegasys records using the contractor's Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). If no code exists, request that a new address code be established by the Finance Center for SAM compliance.

(c) Ensure that the contractor's identifying information is correctly placed on the contractual instrument, using special care to ensure that the legal name and “remit to” name match exactly. (Note: Lockbox names or numbers should not be used to replace the contractor's name in the remittance block on the contractual instrument.)

(d) Unless one of the exceptions to registration in SAM applies (see FAR 4.1102(a)), the contracting officer must not award a contract to a prospective contractor who is not registered in SAM. If no exceptions are applicable, and the needs of the requiring activity allows for a delay in award, see FAR 4.1103(b)(1).

[77 FR 59792, Oct. 1, 2012, as amended at 81 FR 1532, Jan. 13, 2016]

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Subpart 504.13—Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel

Source: 77 FR 59793, Oct. 1, 2012, unless otherwise noted.

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504.1301   Policy.

Contracting officers must follow the procedures contained in CIO P2181.1—GSA HSPD-12 Personal Identity Verification and Credentialing Handbook, which may be obtained from the CIO Office of Enterprise Solutions, to ensure compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12) “Policy for a Common Identification Standard for Federal Employees and Contractors,” Office of Management and Budget Memorandum M-05-24, and Department of Commerce FIPS PUB 201.

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504.1303   Contract clause.

Insert the clause at 552.204-9, Personal Identity Verification Requirements, in solicitations and contracts when it is determined that contractor employees will require access to federally controlled facilities or information systems to perform contract requirements.

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