First, staff checks to see that a contractor is not on the federal debarred list. Debarment means that an individual, organization and its affiliates are excluded from conducting business with any Federal Agency or funding recipients. Further, any contractor wishing to bid on housing rehabilitation work through our local program must be, and remain, certified. To be on our contractor’s list, a contractor must complete a two-page application, submit a copy of their Contractor’s License (as applicable), and provide a copy of their current Insurance Coverage. Staff reviews the application, and, if acceptable, places the contractor on the approved list.