As prescribed in 22.1705(b), insert the provision at 52.222-56, Certification Regarding Trafficking in Persons Compliance Plan, in solicitations if
(1) It is possible that at least $550,000 of the value of the contract may be performed outside the United States; and
(2) The acquisition is not entirely for commercially available off-the-shelf items.
Certification Regarding Trafficking in Persons Compliance Plan (Oct 2020)
(a) The term “commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item,” is defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled “Combating Trafficking in Persons” (FAR clause 52.222-50).
(b) The apparent successful Offeror shall submit, prior to award, a certification, as specified in paragraph (c) of this provision, for the portion (if any) of the contract that-
(1) Is for supplies, other than commercially available off-the-shelf items, to be acquired outside the United States, or services to be performed outside the United States; and
(2) Has an estimated value that exceeds $550,000.
(c) The certification shall state that-
(1) It has implemented a compliance plan to prevent any prohibited activities identified in paragraph (b) of the clause at 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons, and to monitor, detect, and terminate the contract with a subcontractor engaging in prohibited activities identified at paragraph (b) of the clause at 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons; and
(2) After having conducted due diligence, either-
(i) To the best of the Offeror’s knowledge and belief, neither it nor any of its proposed agents, subcontractors, or their agents is engaged in any such activities; or
(ii) If abuses relating to any of the prohibited activities identified in 52.222-50(b) have been found, the Offeror or proposed subcontractor has taken the appropriate remedial and referral actions.
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