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The Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) is an electronic directory of individuals and organizations that are not permitted to receive federal contracts or assistance from the United States government. Any company doing business—or hoping to do business—with the U.S. government or federal agencies must assure that it has no affiliation with these excluded parties.

Keep clear of excluded parties by identifying them under the General Services Administration rule

While the causes and types of prohibitions vary widely, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) takes exclusions seriously. Remaining compliant with Reciprocal, Procurement, and Non-procurement type exclusions requires diligent and ongoing scrutiny of vendor and customer information against all government lists.

An automated solution is the only way to ensure compliance

An automated solution is the only effective way to live up to your responsibilities, the details of which can be found on the GSA’s official website, and avoid risking your company’s valuable partnership with the government. That’s because while the EPLS is freely available, it contains thousands of entries and is updated constantly as new names are added and others removed. Manual searching is a debilitating waste of time and resources.

As an integral part of your compliance program, Visual OFAC keeps you aware of your customers’ identities. With daily updates and automatic re-screening, you can be certain that all your transactions are above board and you won’t find yourself suddenly disqualified from tendering for lucrative government contracts.

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