Federal regulations requires that the County not enter into contracts with any agency, corporation, partnership, or other legal entity that has been debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible, or voluntarily excluded by the Federal Government from participating in transactions involving Federal funds. This includes Federal funds from Agreements directly with the Federal Government or Federal funds the County gets through a 3rd party such as the State of Michigan or through grants received from other Grantor Agencies who are passing on to the Health Department funds received from a Federal agency.
As a condition of entering into a contract with the County and/or receiving funding, you are required to sign a certification which specifies that neither you nor your subcontractor(s) are presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from participation in programs funded by a Federal agency.
It also certifies that you will not use, directly or indirectly, any of these funds to employ, award contracts to, engage the services of, or fund any contractor that is debarred, suspended, or ineligible.
The Contractor and its subcontractor(s) assure that it will comply with Federal Regulations 45 C.F.R., Part 76 and certifies to the best of its knowledge and belief, that it and its principals:
a. Are not presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from covered transactions by any Federal agency;
b. Have not, within a three-year period preceding this contract, been convicted of 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 (Federal, State or local) transaction or contract under public transaction; violation of Federal or State antitrust statutes, or commission of embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, falsification or destruction of records, making false statements, or receiving stolen property;
c. Are not presently indicted or otherwise criminally or civilly charged by a governmental entity (Federal, State or local) with commission of any of the offenses enumerated in (b). above; and
d. Have not, within a three-year period preceding this contract, had one or more public transactions (Federal, State or local) terminated for cause or default.
An Agreement may be terminated immediately without further liability to the Department if the Subcontractor(s) or an official or employee of the Subcontractor(s) is convicted of any activity referenced in this Section during the term of an agreement or any extension thereof.