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Title 48Chapter 1Subchapter BPart 9Subpart 9.1 → §9.104-4

Title 48: Federal Acquisition Regulations System
Subpart 9.1—Responsible Prospective Contractors

9.104-4   Subcontractor responsibility.

(a) Generally, prospective prime contractors are responsible for determining the responsibility of their prospective subcontractors (but see 9.405 and 9.405-2 regarding debarred, ineligible, or suspended firms). Determinations of prospective subcontractor responsibility may affect the Government's determination of the prospective prime contractor's responsibility. A prospective contractor may be required to provide written evidence of a proposed subcontractor's responsibility.

(b) When it is in the Government's interest to do so, the contracting officer may directly determine a prospective subcontractor's responsibility (e.g., when the prospective contract involves medical supplies, urgent requirements, or substantial subcontracting). In this case, the same standards used to determine a prime contractor's responsibility shall be used by the Government to determine subcontractor responsibility.

[48 FR 42142, Sept. 19, 1983, as amended at 81 FR 58638, Aug. 25, 2016; 81 FR 91638, Dec. 16, 2016; 82 FR 51529, Nov. 6, 2017]

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