Learn about policies that prevent persons engaged in investment activities in Iran from bidding on contracts with public entities.
- The California Legislature adopted the Iran Contracting Act (ICA) to respond to policies of Iran in a uniform fashion (PCC § 2201(q)). The ICA prohibits persons engaged in investment activities in Iran from bidding on, submitting proposals for, or entering into or renewing contracts with public entities for goods and services of one million dollars ($1,000,000) or more (PCC § 2203(a)). A person who “engages in investment activities in Iran” is defined in either of two ways:
- The person provides goods or services of twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) or more in the energy sector of Iran, including a person that provides oil or liquefied natural gas tankers, or products used to construct or maintain pipelines used to transport oil or liquefied natural gas, for the energy sector of Iran; or
The person is a financial institution (as that term is defined in 50 U.S.C. § 1701) that extends twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) or more in credit to another person, for 45 days or more, if that person will use the credit to provide goods or services in the energy sector in Iran and is identified on a list created by the California Department of General Services (DGS) pursuant to PCC § 2201(b) as a person engaging in the investment activities described in paragraph 1 above.
The bidder, under penalty of perjury, certifies that as of the time of bidding that neither the Bidder nor the company it represents are identified on the DGS list of ineligible persons, and that neither the Bidder nor the company it represents are engaged in investment activities in Iran in violation of the Iran Contracting Act of 2010.
If a Bidder believes it qualifies for an exception listed in PCC § 2202(c), the nature of the exception must be described in detail using Exhibit D (Exceptions, Clarifications, Amendments).
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