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SUBPART 203.70--contractor standards of conduct

 

 



 203.7000 Policy.
 203.7001 Procedures.
 203.7002 Contract clause.


203.7000Policy.

Government contractors must conduct themselves with the highest degree of integrity and honesty.Contractors should have standards of conduct and internal control systems tható

 

††††† (1)Are suitable to the size of the company and the extent of their involvement in Government contracting,

 

††††† (2)Promote such standards,

 

††††† (3)Facilitate timely discovery and disclosure of improper conduct in connection with Government contracts, and

 

††††† (4)Ensure corrective measures are promptly instituted and carried out.

 

203.7001Procedures.

 

††††† (a)A contractor's system of management controls should provide foró

 

††††† ††††††† (1)A written code of business ethics and conduct and an ethics training program for all employees;

 

††††† ††††††† (2)Periodic reviews of company business practices, procedures, policies, and internal controls for compliance with standards of conduct and the special requirements of Government contracting;

 

††††† ††††††† (3)A mechanism, such as a hotline, by which employees may report suspected instances of improper conduct, and instructions that encourage employees to make such reports;

 

††††† ††††††† (4)Internal and/or external audits, as appropriate;

 

††††† ††††††† (5)Disciplinary action for improper conduct;

 

††††† ††††††† (6)Timely reporting to appropriate Government officials of any suspected or possible violation of law in connection with Government contracts or any other irregularities in connection with such contracts; and

 

††††† ††††††† (7)Full cooperation with any Government agencies responsible for either investigation or corrective actions.

 

††††† (b)Contractors who are awarded a DoD contract of $5 million or more must display DoD Hotline Posters prepared by the DoD Office of the Inspector General unlessó

 

††††† ††††††† (1)The contract will be performed in a foreign country; or

 

††††† ††††††† (2)The contractor has established an internal reporting mechanism and program, as described in paragraph (a) of this section.

 

203.7002Contract clause.

Use the clause at 252.203-7002, Display of DoD Hotline Poster, in solicitations and contracts expected to exceed $5 million, except when performance will take place in a foreign country.

 

 

 


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