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EPLS - Excluded Parties List System
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Frequently Asked Questions


What is the Excluded Parties Lists System (EPLS)?
How do I confirm or obtain more information on a listed individual/firm?
What is the difference between reciprocal, procurement, and nonprocurement?
How do I obtain a copy or subscription to the Lists of Parties Excluded from Federal Procurement or Nonprocurement Program (Lists), the monthly hardcopy?
Do I have to check all three exclusion types (reciprocal, procurement, nonprocurement)?
Is this the same list as the OIG List, Echo System, LDP, etc?
What is an SDN?
What do I do if I have a match to the SDN list?
What is the Control list? Who do I call about the Control list? What is the difference between the Control list and OFAC's SDN list?
What is a Denied Persons List?
What is an Entity List?
How often is EPLS updated?
How do I find out about an individual/firm that was convicted or plead guilty but is not on EPLS?
How do I obtain information on an exclusion that has been removed from the list?
What is a cross-reference and a primary record type?
What is a Cause and Treatment (CT) Code and how do I apply it to the entry?
What is an Action Date and Termination Date?
What is an Archive Date?
What is the function of the Reports Menu?
What is the function of the Search Menu?
What is function of the Archive Menu?


Q: What is the Excluded Parties Lists System (EPLS)?


A: EPLS is the electronic version of the Lists of Parties Excluded from Federal Procurement and Nonprocurement Programs (Lists), which identifies those parties excluded throughout the U.S. Government (unless otherwise noted) from receiving Federal contracts or certain subcontracts and from certain types of Federal financial and nonfinancial assistance and benefits.


Q : How do I confirm or obtain more information on a listed individual/firm?


A: For additional information regarding an excluded party, please call the appropriate agency contact person. To find the appropriate agency, refer to the record found on the EPLS. Agency points of contact are listed under "View Agency Contacts".


Q: What is the difference between reciprocal, procurement, and nonprocurement


A: There are three (3) Exclusion Types: reciprocal, procurement and nonprocurement: The Reciprocal Lists, is a listing of procurement and nonprocurement exclusions taken after August 25, 1995. The Federal Register on June 26, 1995, published the final rule to ensure that exclusions from Government procurement and nonprocurement programs were applied reciprocally. The effective date of this change was August 25, 1995. In other words, any procurement or nonprocurement action initiated on or after August 25, 1995, means exclusion from both programs. This list includes individuals, entities, and contractors that are excluded Governmentwide (unless otherwise noted) from Federal procurement sales programs, nonprocurement programs, and financial and nonfinancial benefits.
The Procurement List, is a listing of procurement exclusions only. All exclusions in this section were added before August 25, 1995. Currently, only updates and deletions are being performed on this section and it will eventually diminish and no longer appear. This list includes contractors that are excluded governmentwide, unless otherwise noted, from Federal procurement and/or sales programs.
The Nonprocurement List, is a listing of nonprocurement exclusions only. All exclusions in this section were added before August 25, 1995. Currently, only updates and deletions are being performed on this section and it will eventually diminish and no longer appear. This list includes persons (individuals and entities) excluded govermentwide, unless otherwise noted, from certain types of Federal financial and nonfinancial assistance and benefits.


Q: How do I obtain a copy or subscription to the Lists of Parties Excluded from Federal Procurement or Nonprocurement Program (Lists), the monthly hardcopy?


A: The monthly hardcopy of the List of Parties Excluded from Federal Procurement and Nonprocurement Programs (Lists) has been discontinued and is no longer being published. The last printed copy is dated July 11, 2003. The Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) is the electronic version of the Lists.


Q: Do I have to check all three exclusion types (reciprocal, procurement, nonprocurement)?


A: The three exclusion types are separate and distinct. Users should therefore download the Reciprocal List and the appropriate Procurement or Nonprocurement List. However, when searches are performed under the search menu (current exclusions) or the archive menu (past exclusions) the entire database is searched.


Q: Is this the same list as the OIG List, Echo System, LDP, etc?


A: GSA's EPLS and the Lists of Parties Excluded from Federal Procurement and Nonprocurement Programs are separate from any other listing. GSA is required by the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to compile and maintain a list of parties debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, or declared ineligible by agencies or by the General Accounting Office.


Q: What is an SDN?


A: As part of its enforcement efforts, the U.S. Treasury Department, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) publishes a list of individuals and companies owned or controlled by, or acting for or on behalf of, targeted countries. It also lists individuals, groups, and entities, such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers designated under programs that are not country-specific. Collectively, such individuals and companies are called "Specially Designated Nationals" or "SDNs." Their assets are blocked and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from dealing with them.


Q: What do I do if I have a match to the SDN list?


A: If you have checked a name manually or by using software and find a match, you should do a little more research. Is it an exact name match, or very close? Is your customer located in the same general area as the SDN? If not, it may be a "false hit." If there are many similarities, contact the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) "hotline" at 1-800-540-6322 for verification. Unless a transaction involves an exact match, it is recommended that you contact OFAC Compliance before actually blocking assets.


Q: What is the Control list? Who do I call about the Control list? What is the difference between the Control list and OFAC's SDN list?


A: The Control List was developed by the law enforcement community in response to the events of September 11. It is separate from the OFAC's SDN list and is not disseminated by OFAC. If you have received a copy of this list, you should follow the instructions received with it.


Q: What is a Denied Persons List?


A: The purpose of 'The Denied Persons List' to prevent the illegal export of dual-use items before they occur; investigate and assist in the prosecution of violators of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the Fastener Quality Act (FQA); and inform and educate exporters, freight forwarders, and manufacturers of their enforcement responsibilities under the EAR and FQA. The list is created by U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security as part of BIS's Export Enforcement (EE) program


Q: What is an Entity List?


A: The Entity List contains a list of foreign end users involved in proliferation activities and informes the public of export license requirements related to these entities. The listing is based on the Enhanced Proliferation Control Initiative (EPCI), which has been implemented in the Export Administration Regulations, and has been created by U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security. While this list will assist exporters in determining whether an entity poses proliferation concerns, it is not comprehensive. It does not relieve exporters of the responsibility to determine the nature and activities of their potential customers.


Q: How often is EPLS updated?


A: EPLS current exclusions and past exclusions available from the search menus are updated in real time as changes to the list are required. Records available through the reports menu are updated nightly.


Q: How do I find out about an individual/firm that was convicted or plead guilty but is not on EPLS?


A: If an individual/firm is not listed, GSA has not been notified of the action. The action could be in route to GSA. If you have checked EPLS and found the name not listed, you have checked the most current information available. GSA does not have access to additional information.


Q: How do I obtain information on an exclusion that has been removed from the list?


A: Past exclusions can be obtained by searching the archived menu.


Q: What is a cross-reference and a primary record type?


A: When more than one name and/or company is involved in a single action they are linked by making one the primary and the others cross-references. A primary will give you a list of cross-references (others involved in the same action) and a cross-reference will list the primary only. If you need to know all the parties involved in a single action you should refer to the primary.


Q: What is a Cause and Treatment (CT) Code and how do I apply it to the entry?


A: The treatment to be accorded to a party listed depends on the type of exclusionary action taken and the authority under which the action was taken. Therefore, the cause for the exclusion and the treatment of the party excluded are noted by a CT Code. All codes are explained under "View Cause and Treatment Codes".


Q: What is an Action Date and Termination Date?


A: The action date is the effective date of the exclusion and the termination date is the date the action terminates.


Q: What is an Archive Date?


A: The archive date is the date that the record was removed from the system manually or by its termination date.


Q: What is the function of the Reports Menu?


A: Reports are downloads of selected exclusion types: reciprocal, procurement, nonprocurement and procurement/nonprocurment. The procurement/nonprocurement exclusion type is a combination of both the procurement and the nonprocurement exclusion types combined to reduce the number of program downloads. There are (4) Exclusion Types and (7) Report Options.

Lists Report: a complete listing of current excluded parties for the exclusion type selected;

Supplemental Report: a listing of current excluded parties added, modified or deleted for a specific timeframe for the exclusion type selected;

Agency Report: a listing of current excluded parties taken by a particular agency for the exclusion type selected;

State/Country Report: a listing of current excluded parties in a particular state for the exclusion type selected;

Lists Date Report: a complete listing of current excluded parties for the exclusion type selected with fields delimited by special characters;

Supplemental Data Report: a listing of current excluded parties added, modified or deleted for a specific timeframe for the exclusion type selected with fields delimited by special characters;

Cause and Treatment Code(CT): a listing of current excluded parties by a particular CT Code for the exclusion type selected;


Q: What is the function of the Search Menu?


A: Searches the entire database of current exclusions simultaneously for the search option selected. You do not have to select an exclusion type. There are (8) search options:

Name: searches for an exclusion of a particular name by partial name or exact name. The partial name search performs a search on one word only. Therefore, you would use the individuals last name or the first word of the firm's name. The exact name search searches for the name exactly as entered.

Multiple Name: searches for multiple names simultaneously. Performs the same as the search by name option;

DUNS: searches for all current exclusions under the CT code specified;

Agency: searches for all current exclusions taken by the agency specified;

State: searches for all current exclusions in the state or country specified;

Action Date: searches for all current exclusions taken effect on the specified date; Action date is defined as the effective date of the current action in the system. (format - dd-mm-yyyy).

Termination Date: searches for all exclusions terminating on the specified date. Termination date is defined as the date the actions were removed from the system automatically (because the termination date expired) or removed manually by the agency. (format - dd-mon-yyyy).

Exact Name and SSN/TIN: searches for a current exclusion that matches by exact name and SSN/TIN. (Exact Name and SSN/TIN must be in system to receive a matching criteria; therefore this may not be the optimal way to determine if an entity is excluded)


Q: What is function of the Archive Menu?


A: Searches for archived record. There are (2) archive search options.

Name: Searches for an archived record (past exclusion) by the exact name or all archived records (past exclusions) with the partial name specified.

Multiple Name:Searches for at least (5) archived records (past exclusions) by the exact name or all archived records (past exclusions) with the partial name specified simultaneously.


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