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Debarment and Suspension

Section: Sponsored Program Administration
Index: J-02


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.‚Äč”

The University of Houston-Victoria requires personnel applying for federal funds to certify the following criteria is met.


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.

Supporting Documents

Executive Order 12549

Executive Order 12689

2 CFR part 180

Approved by:

[signature obtained]
Robert K. Glenn, Ph.D. 



Next review date: December 2027 (5 years)
Origination: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs