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Title 42Chapter IVSubchapter BPart 421Subpart D → §421.312


Title 42: Public Health
PART 421—MEDICARE CONTRACTING
Subpart D—Medicare Integrity Program Contractors


§421.312   Conflict of interest resolution.

(a) Review Board. CMS may establish and convene a Conflicts of Interest Review Board to assist the contracting officer in resolving organizational conflicts of interest.

(b) Resolution—(1) Pre-award conflicts. Resolution of an organizational conflict of interest is a determination by the contracting officer that one of the following has occurred:

(i) The conflict is mitigated.

(ii) The conflict precludes award of a contract to the offeror.

(iii) It is in the best interest of the government to award a contract to the offeror (in accordance with 48 CFR subpart 9.503) even though a conflict of interest exists.

(2) Post-award conflicts. Resolution of an organizational conflict of interest is a determination by the contracting officer that one of the following has occurred:

(i) The conflict is mitigated.

(ii) The conflict requires that CMS modify an existing contract.

(iii) The conflict requires that CMS terminate or not renew an existing contract.

(iv) It is in the best interest of the government to continue the contract even though a conflict of interest exists.

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