Debarment and Suspension
Section: Sponsored Program Administration
The University of Houston-Victoria is committed to ensuring the University’s principals and researchers are not debarred, suspended, or proposed for debarment or suspension when applying for federal funds pursuant Executive Order Executive Order 12549 and Executive Order 12689, 2 CFR part 180.
2 CFR § 200.214 Suspension and debarment: “Non-Federal entities are subject to the non-procurement debarment and suspension regulations implementing Executive Orders 12549 and 12689, 2 CFR part 180. The regulations in 2 CFR part 180 restrict awards, subawards, and contracts with certain parties that are debarred, suspended, or otherwise excluded from or ineligible for participation in Federal assistance programs or activities”. “To protect the public interest, the Federal Government ensures the integrity of Federal programs by conducting business only with responsible persons. A Federal agency uses the non-procurement debarment and suspension system to exclude from Federal programs persons who are not presently responsible.”
The University of Houston-Victoria requires personnel applying for federal funds to certify the following criteria is met.
- Are not presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from covered transactions by any federal department or agency.
- Have not, within three years preceding an application, 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 transaction or contract under a 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.
- Are not presently indicted or otherwise criminally or civilly charged by a government entity (federal, state, or local) with commission of any offenses enumerated in the second bullet above.
- Have not, within a three-year period preceding this application, had one or more public transactions (federal, state, or local) terminated for cause or default. In this case, personnel are members of the Board of Trustees or senior administrative staff, and researchers are the faculty and their professional colleagues who undertake such research activities.
Any individual who is debarred or suspended (or proposed for such) are required to notify the Director of Research and Sponsored Programs immediately upon notification of such action.
Review and Responsibility
By authority of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs shall be responsible for reviewing this policy every four years and updating the policy as federal regulations are modified.
Executive Order 12549
Executive Order 12689
2 CFR part 180
Robert K. Glenn, Ph.D.
Next review date: December 2027 (5 years)
Origination: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs