Step 5: Representations and Certifications
Completing Your Reps & Certs
Representations and Certifications are Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requirements that anyone wishing to apply for federal contracts must complete. The provisions require entities to represent/certify to a variety of statements ranging from environmental rules compliance to entity size representation. Your Representations and Certifications are considered part of your System for Awards Management (SAM) entity record.
SAMPLE QUESTIONS IN SAM:
- Who are the person(s) within ABC COMPANY responsible for determining prices offered in bids/proposals? (FAR 52.203-2)
- Your SAM record indicates that ABC COMPANY does not have a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). Has ABC COMPANY applied for a TIN?
- Has ABC COMPANY held previous contracts/subcontracts subject to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity)? (FAR 52.222-22), (FAR 52.212-3)
- Is ABC COMPANY 01 (DOING BUSINESS AS: ABC DBA) a small business concern that wishes to be considered for status as a labor surplus area (LSA) concern? (FAR 52.219-2)
For FAR references, go to: Acquisition.gov