DATE: October 29, 2004

SUBJECT: Central Intelligence Agency; Debarment and Suspension Procedures

SOURCE: Federal Register, October 29, 2004, Vol. 69, No. 209, page 63064

AGENCIES: Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

ACTION: Final Rule

SYNOPSIS: The CIA is adopting, as a matter of policy, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) debarment and suspension provisions. The FAR provisions will govern the rights of CIA contractors in all matters involving debarment and suspension.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 29, 2004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Harvy P. Cooper, Legal Staff, Office of the Chief Information Officer, CIA, 703-613-1287.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: The CIA is exempt from the provisions of the FAR; in general, it can establish whatever policies and procedures it considers necessary to the execution of its assigned duties and functions.

The CIA has decided to adopt the debarment and suspension process in FAR Subpart 9.4, Debarment, Suspension, and Ineligibility. To implement this decision, the CIA is adding to Title 32 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), National Defense, a Part 1910, Debarment and Suspension Procedures. Part 1910 consists of Section 1910.1, General, which states the following:

"The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), in accordance with its authorities under the Central Intelligence Agency Act of 1949, as amended, and the National Security Act of 1947, as amended, has an established debarment and suspension process in accordance with subpart 9.402(d) [Policy] of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). This process and the causes for debarment and suspension are consistent with those found in FAR 9.406 [Debarment] and 9.407 [Suspension]. The rights of CIA contractors in all matters involving debarment and suspension are hereby governed by the provisions of subpart 9.4 of the FAR."

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Panoptic Enterprises at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to Panoptic@FedGovContracts.com.

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