Information for Federal Agencies and Lending Institutions
Check GSA's Debarment List for the Individual's Name
Federal agencies and lending institutions are required to check the GSA's System for Award Management (SAM) prior to making an award or conferring a benefit.
Important Note: The clearinghouse does not determine who is placed on the list. It simply places people on the list as provided by the sentencing courts.
Check Agency and Cause and Treatment Codes
Agency and Cause and Treatment codes are listed immediately following the individual's data. Contact the clearinghouse if the agency listed is DOJ, and the Cause and Treatment code is AA, BB, or FF. If the agency is not DOJ, refer to the Agency Contact List on the SAM web site for further instructions.
Complete Online Verification Request
Register and submit a verification request at https://dfb.bja.ojp.gov.
For assistance using the system, contact the clearinghouse at 866-288-4360. The clearinghouse is staffed Monday through Friday (except for federal holidays) from 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ET.
For additional information regarding the Debarment List, contact the Denial of Federal Benefits (DFB)/Defense Procurement Fraud Debarment (DPFD) Clearinghouse:
810 7th Street, NW
Washington DC 20001