Title V - Transparency in Federal Contracting
Sec. 501. Creation of a public database for performance of contractors and suspension and debarment actions.
In General- The Administrator of General Services shall establish and maintain a searchable, sortable, downloadable public database of information regarding integrity and performance of Federal contracts and assistance recipients for use by Federal contracting officers, Federal officials having authority to suspend or debar persons from Federal contracts or assistance, and Federal officials having authority over grant assistance.
Information Included- The database—
shall consist of information regarding civil, criminal, and administrative proceedings initiated or concluded by the Federal Government and State governments against Federal contractors or assistance recipients; and
shall include with respect to each person awarded a Federal contract or assistance—
information regarding all proceedings referred to in paragraph (1) against that person in at least the most recent five-year period;
with respect to each proceeding—
a brief description of the proceeding; and
any amount paid by the person to the Federal Government or a State government;
all Federal contracts and assistance awarded to the person that were terminated in such period due to default;
all Federal suspensions and debarments of the person in that period;
all Federal suspension and debarment show cause orders received by the person in that period; and
all administrative agreements signed with such person in that period.
Input of Data- The Administrator shall design and maintain the database in a manner that allows the appropriate officials of each Federal agency to directly input and update in the database information relating to actions it has taken with regard to contractors or assistance recipients.
Availability- The Administrator shall make the database available to all Federal agencies and to the public by posting the database on the General Services Administration Web site.