Section 889 [Compliance]

Section 889 [Compliance]

6th Jul 2022

889 Certification for Federal Procurement - We follow the rules of being 889 certified. Please reach out to use if you require any special forms or have any questions.

Section 889 is a significant change to Federal procurement, and it could impact almost every contractor doing business with the Government. Essentially, Section 889 aims to protect National Security by limiting the government’s access to “covered” equipment or services manufactured or provided by certain companies or their subsidiaries or affiliates with known ties to the People’s Republic of China.

Specifically, Section 889, the Prohibition on Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment, of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act prohibits the Federal Government from obtaining or extending a contract to obtain “any equipment, system, or service that uses covered telecommunications equipment or services as a substantial or essential component of any system, or as critical technology as part of any system.” This rule was put into place to prevent cyber-attacks and efforts to exfiltrate information and intellectual property by foreign adversaries which pose risks for the U.S. government and industry.