RUS Instruction 1940-Q 1/7/98
CONTRACTOR AND SUBCONTRACTOR
CERTIFICATION ON LOBBYING*
The undersigned certifies, to the best of his or her knowledge and belief, that:
1. No Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid, by or on behalf of the undersigned, to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress in connection with awarding of any Federal contract, the making of any Federal grant or Federal loan, and the extension, continuation, renewal, amendment, or modification of any Federal contract, grant or loan.
2. If any funds other than Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, or an employee of a Member of Congress in connection with this Federal contract, grant or loan, the undersigned shall complete and submit Standard Form - LLL, "Disclosure of Lobbying Activities," in accordance with its instructions.**
3. The undersigned shall require that the language of this certification be included in the award documents for all subawards at all tiers (including contracts, subcontractors, and subgrants under grants and loans) and that all subrecipients shall certify and disclose accordingly.
This certification is a material representation of fact upon which reliance was placed when this transaction was made or entered into. Submission of this certification is a prerequisite for making or entering into this transaction imposed by section 1352, title 31, U.S. Code. Any person who fails to file the required certification shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than $10,000 and not more than $100,000 for each such failure.
*THE ABOVE CERTIFICATION MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED BY BIDDER WITH BID PROPOSAL. AFTER A CONTRACT IS AWARDED, PRIME CONTRACTORS SHALL OBTAIN THIS SAME CERTIFICATION FROM SUBCONTRACTORS PRIOR TO ENTERING INTO SUBCONTRACT AND FURNISH OWNER AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT WITH A COPY OF SAME. RURAL DEVELOPMENT MUST REVIEW AND CONCUR IN THIS FORM FROM SUBCONTRACTOR(S) BEFORE THE SUBCONTRACTED WORK CAN BE PAID FOR USING RURAL DEVELOPMENT FUNDS.
**IF CONTRACTOR OR SUBCONTRACTOR IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE STANDARD FORM - LLL - DISCLOSURE OF LOBBYING ACTIVITIES, THE OWNER SHOULD BE CONTACTED FOR ASSISTANCE IN OBTAINING THIS FORM.AWARD OF CONTRACT OR CONCURRENCE IN SUBCONTRACT BY OWNER IS CONTINGENT ON REVIEW OF INFORMATION IN THIS FORM.