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a. By submission of this offer, the offeror certifies, and in the case of a joint offer,
each party thereto certifies as to its own organization, that to the best of his or her
knowledge or belief:
i. No federally 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 an agency, a member of Congress,
an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a member of
Congress in connection with the awarding of any Federal contract, the
making of any Federal grant, the making of any Federal loan, the
entering into of any cooperative agreement, and the extension,
continuation, renewal, amendment, or modification of any Federal
contract, grant, loan, or cooperative agreement.
ii. If any funds other than federally appropriated funds have been paid or
will be paid to any person for making lobbying contacts to an officer or
employee of any agency, a member of Congress, an officer or employee
of Congress, or an employee of a member of Congress in connection
with this Contract, the undersigned shall complete and submit Standard
Form--LLL, 'Disclosure of Lobbying Activities.
iii. The undersigned shall require that the language of this certification be
included in all sub-awards (including subcontracts, sub-grants and
contracts under grants, loans and cooperative agreements) at all tiers
and that all sub-recipients shall certify and disclose accordingly.
b. This certification is a material representation of fact upon which reliance was
placed when this transaction was made or entered. Submission of this certification
is a prerequisite for making or entering into this transaction imposed by 31 U.S.C.
§ 1352, as amended. 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 $150,000
for each such failure.
c. The Contractor certifies or affirms the truthfulness and accuracy of each statement
of its certification and disclosure, if any. In addition, the Contractor understands
and agrees that the provisions of 31 U.S.C.A. § 3801, et.seq. apply to this
certification and disclosure, if any.
18. BUY AMERICA ACT CERTIFICATION
The Buy America Act requirements apply to federally-assisted construction contracts, and
acquisition of goods or rolling stock contracts valued at more than $150,000.