Effective December 12, 2008, the Federal Acquisition Regulation requires Department of the Interior contractors to make timely notification when credible evidence exists of certain violations of criminal law, violations of the civil False Claims Act, or overpayments in connections with the award or performance of contracts. This requirement applies to contractors performing contracts awarded for $5 million or more and exceeding 120 days in performance.
Contractors must disclose, in writing, any credible evidence that a principal, employee, agent, or subcontractor of the contractor has committed a violation of Federal criminal law involving fraud, conflict of interest, bribery, or gratuity violations (found in Title 18 of the United States Code); or a violation of the civil False Claims Act (31 U.S.C. 3729-3733), in connection with the award, performance, or closeout of a Government contract or a subcontract awarded there under to the Department of the Interior Office of Inspector General. Disclosures must be made by a senior officer or manager authorized to speak for the contractor.
An online contractor disclosure submission system is available. We ask that contractors comply with this requirement by completing and submitting the Contractor Reporting Form.
Contractors are invited to call 703-487-5003 for additional information regarding compliance with this requirement.
Under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (41 U.S.C. Section 4712) and Public Law 114-261, reprisal is prohibited against employees of Government contractors, subcontractors, personal services contractors, grantees, and subgrantees for making a protected disclosure related to a Federal contract (including the competition for or negotiation of a contract) or grant. For more information, please see the Whistleblower Protection Frequently Asked Questions page.