Vendor Debarment

The Federal government and many state governments maintain lists of vendors with whom, because of various transgressions, they will no longer do business. A best practice one should adopt is to check available debarment/suspension lists before awarding a contract or making a purchase. The two links below will redirect you to Federal debarment lists. Clicking on the map below will redirect you to a specific state's debarment/suspension listings if they are available.

Click on any state to see a listing of debarred vendors in that state. Not all states maintain debarrment lists.

Washington Oregon Idaho has a formal debarment and suspension policy, but the list is not available online. However, they are willing to conduct a name check for other government agencies. Montana Wyoming does not maintain a statewide centralized listing of debarred or suspended vendors California Nevada's Purchasing Division maintains an internal intranet listing of suspended or debarred vendors that is available to officials of the Nevada state agencies.  The information is a matter of public record, and any questions concerning vendor status should be referred to Nevada's Purchasing Division Utah does maintain an internal Suspension and Debarment listing.  If requested, the Division of Purchasing could perform a name check. Colorado considers suspensions and debarments a matter of public record and the State Purchasing Office will respond to a request for a name check. Arizona New Mexico's State Purchasing Division does not currently have any vendors who are suspended or debarred for fraud, nor has it had any for many years.  Occasionally a vendor will be suspended for contract performance reasons.  The office would do a name check upon request. Texas Oklahoma uses EPLS for suspended or debarred vendors. For name checks, call Central Purchasing at (405) 522-0955. No vendors are currently listed as suspended or debarred from doing business with the state of Kansas. The Division of Purchases can do a name check, if requested. Nebraska's Purchasing Bureau maintains a record of debarred vendors and it is a matter of public record.  The listing is not yet available online, but it is expected to eventually be made available there.  In the interim, the office would respond to an e-mail request for a name check.  Subject line of the e-mail should read "Request for Public Information – Name Check for Vendor 'X' " and then the text of the message should explain what specific information was being requested.  E-mail address is matpurc@notes.state.ne.us South Dakota Department if State has statutory authority to debar or suspend vendors, but no one currently on the list.  Does not use the EPLS. North Dakota Minnesota Iowa's Purchasing Office will perform a name check on local vendors, if requested. Missouri Arkansas Vendors who have been debarred or suspended from the Louisiana state procurement system are listed in an internal newsletter that goes out regularly to the various state procurement offices.  There is no listing accessible to the public from the Internet. The State of Mississippi does not maintain a centralized list of suspended and/or debarred vendors; however, a public entity (state agency, governing authority) may maintain its own list. Wisconsin Illinois does not maintain a central registry of suspended or debarred companies. Alabama does not maintain a listing of suspended or debarred vendors. Georgia South Carolina state Procurement Office does not maintain an official list of suspended or debarred vendors, but can perform a name check, upon request. Florida Tennessee maintains an online listing of debarred or suspended vendors, but it is accessible to state agencies only.  The Division of Purchasing can do a name check, upon request. North Carolina Kentucky's Procurement Branch does not maintain a list of debarred or suspended vendors. Virginia Indiana Ohio Michigan West Virginia Maryland Delaware uses the Federal EPLS system and does not maintain its own listing of suspended or debarred companies Pennsylvania New Jersey State of New York does not maintain a centralized listing of debarred/suspended vendors (other than labor law violations).  Individual state agencies will debar or suspend vendors from doing business with that agency.  The State of New York also checks vendors against the EPLS and the City of New York debarred/suspended vendors list. State of New York does not maintain a centralized listing of debarred/suspended vendors (other than labor law violations).  Individual state agencies will debar or suspend vendors from doing business with that agency.  The State of New York also checks vendors against the EPLS and the City of New York debarred/suspended vendors list. Connecticut does not maintain its own listing of suspended or debarred companies, other than for labor law violations Rhode Island maintains a Suspended and Debarred Vendors listing, but it is not yet online.  There are plans to make it available online at some time in the future.  The information is a matter of public record, and the Division of Purchases would do a name check, upon request. Massachusetts Vermont New Hampshire does not maintain its own Suspension and Debarment list. Maine has no online list of suspended or debarred vendors but one can e-mail the Division of Purchases for a name check Alaska has no online list of suspended or debarred vendors Alaska has no online list of suspended or debarred vendors Hawaii Federal Excluded Parties List System New Hampshire does not maintain its own Suspension and Debarment list. Vermont Massachusetts Rhode Island maintains a Suspended and Debarred Vendors listing, but it is not yet online.  There are plans to make it available online at some time in the future.  The information is a matter of public record, and the Division of Purchases would do a name check, upon request. Connecticut does not maintain its own listing of suspended or debarred companies, other than for labor law violations New Jersey Delaware uses the Federal EPLS system and does not maintain its own listing of suspended or debarred companies Maryland Washington DC West Virginia