4.14 Legal Workers Pre-Award Certification

Last Revised Date
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 12:00 am

Policy Information

Policy Number: 4.14 Effective Date: October 2008
Responsible Unit: Financial Services - Purchasing Last Revised Date: October 2008
Phone: 520-621-1747 Email: contactpacs@fso.arizona.edu

Purpose and Summary

The purpose of this policy is explain the Legal Worker Certification and the requirements for using it.


Arizona Revised Statutes § 41-4401


This policy applies to all University locations and units, including all University extensions, satellite locations, and off-site campus units, both domestic and international.


  1. As required by Arizona Revised Statute § 41-4401, the University is prohibited, after September 30, 2008, from awarding a contract to any Contractor, or whose Subcontractors fail, to comply with A.R.S. § 23-214, subsection A.
  2. Prior to award of all Contracts with an aggregate cost of $100,000, or more, for Services; Construction or Maintenance of any Structure, Building or Transportation Facility; or improvements to Real Property, the Contractor will be required to sign a Legal Workers Certification form verifying they, and their Subcontractors, comply with A.R.S. § 23-214, subsection A.
  3. The certification will normally be obtained from the vendor through the bid or proposal solicitation process. In the event of a Sole Source or Emergency procurement, where a solicitation may not be issued, the vendor must complete the certification before an award may be made by the University.


  1. A list of Suppliers that have registered in the E-Verify program, managed by the US Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, is updated approximately every three months.

Arizona Revised Statutes

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