FAR 3.104 Procurement Integrity implements certain statutory provisions relating to protecting contractor bid or proposal information and source selection information.

The Trade Secrets Act, 18 U.S.C. Section 1905, makes it a crime punishable by fine or imprisonment for a government employee to divulge to any extent not authorized by law information relating to the trade secrets, processes, operations, style of work, confidential statistical data, profits, losses, or expenditures of any person, firm, partnership, corporation, or association.

FAR 3.104 also addresses agency officials and contacts with offerors regarding non-Federal employment. Post-employment restrictions for agency officials are designed to enhance procurement integrity and public confidence in the integrity of the government procurement process.

For your contract compliance issues, contact Karen Hindson of Hindson & Melton LLC, government contracts attorney.