Wednesday, February 25, 2009

New Ethics, Disclosure Rules for Federal Contractors

On December 12, 2008, new federal rules on mandatory disclosure and ethics and compliance went into effect. Among other things, the rule requires government contractors to disclose evidence of violations of certain criminal laws by their employees or subcontractors and to implement certain internal controls within their companies.

The new rule requires, for contracts and solicitations after the December 12, 2008 effective date, the insertion of the clause at FAR 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct, in all contracts in which the value of the contract is expected to exceed $5 million and the performance period is 120 days or more (a "covered contract").

For more information, click here.

The Federal Construction Contracting Blog has a number of posts here on these new regulations, tracking back to when they were first proposed.

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