EXCLUDED PARTIES LIST SYSTEM (EPLS)
The Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) was a database maintained by the General Services Administration (GSA). The GSA is an independent U.S. government agency, established in 1949, to help manage Federal agencies. The EPLS identified suppliers and vendors that were excluded from receiving Federal contracts, certain subcontracts, and some types of Federal financial and non-financial assistance. The EPLS was maintained and updated by the GSA until the list was moved to a new database service called the System for Award Management (SAM.gov). This new database (SAM.gov) combines several federal procurement systems and the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance into one new system.