System for Award Management (“SAM”) maintains a list of debarred entities:
Individual: A person
Firm: A company with a valid DUNS number(includes sole proprietors who have obtained a DUNS number)
Special Entity Designation: An organization or thing capable of bearing legal rights and responsibilities. This is the group in which any entity that cannot be classified as either an Individual, a Firm, or a Vessel should be classified.
Vessel: A mode of transportation capable of transport by water.
The name of an debarred entity is excluded from receiving any type of government contract, certain subcontracts, certain Federal financial, and non-financial assistance benefits by the following four categories:
- Ineligible (Proceedings Pending)
- Ineligible (Proceedings Completed)
- Voluntary Exclusion