Searches for exclusions for award and renewal purposes should be processed through GSA’s System for Award Management (SAM).
All entity records from CCR/FedReg and ORCA and exclusion records from EPLS, active or expired, were moved to SAM. You can search these records in SAM. Exclusion records identify those parties excluded from receiving federal contracts, certain subcontracts and from certain types of federal financial and non-financial assistance and benefits. These are also commonly known as "suspensions" and "debarments."
It is not necessary to set up an account to perform EPLS related searches.
The SAM HELP Web page provides assistance with searches in SAM, FAQs and Quick and Full User Guides and Helpful Hints. A short document recommended for download: Helpful Hints: Public User – Identifying Excluded Entities (PDF) .
It is recommended to use the "Save PDF" option for printing or saving purposes. This format contains a date and time stamp which is required for audit purposes. Use caution utilizing the "Print" function as it does not provide a time stamp, and the local printer must have the date stamp feature active for printing on the document and for audit purposes.
*Note: When utilizing the Save PDF function to print the search record(s), results for names that do not exist may not print onto the document. Please view the Workaround (PDF) for help.
The Quick User Guide for Multiple Names provides details to perform multiple name searches; however, when using the Print function, the results do not reflect the name of the individual and at this time the Save PDF function is not working. Texas Procurement and Support Services (TPASS) recommend searches be done separately for individual’s name(s) associated with a potential awardee company and utilize the Save PDF print function.
Contact the Federal Service Desk at 866-606-8220.
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