Article 10. Ineligibility To Contract of California Public Contract Code >> Division 2. >> Part 2. >> Chapter 1. >> Article 10.

The term "person," as used in this article, means any individual, partnership, joint venture, or association or any other organization or any combination thereof.
Any state agency may suspend, for a period of up to three years from the date of conviction, any person from bidding upon, or being awarded, a public works or services contract with the agency under this part or from being a subcontractor at any tier upon the contract, if that person, or any partner, member, officer, director, responsible managing officer, or responsible managing employee thereof, has been convicted by a court of competent jurisdiction of any charge of fraud, bribery, collusion, conspiracy, or any other act in violation of any state or federal antitrust law in connection with the bidding upon, award of, or performance of, any public works contract, as defined in Section 1101, with any public entity, as defined in Section 1100, including, for the purposes of this article, the Regents of the University of California or the Trustees of the California State University. A state agency may determine the eligibility of any person to enter into a contract under this article by requiring the person to submit a statement under penalty of perjury declaring that neither the person nor any subcontractor to be engaged by the person has been convicted of any of the offenses referred to in this section within the preceding three years.
Before suspending any person under this article, the state agency shall provide a hearing upon reasonable notice. In determining whether to suspend, and the duration of any suspension, the state agency shall consider, in addition to any other relevant factors, both of the following:
  (a) The degree to which the person cooperated with the state or federal authorities in the criminal proceeding.
  (b) The degree to which the person has agreed to restitution for any damages incurred by the public entity as a result of the acts upon which the conviction was based.
In the event that any state agency has suspended any person under this article, any other state agency shall adopt the terms of that suspension without further notice or hearing.
In the event that any state agency has suspended any person under this article, that agency may terminate the suspension if it determines that termination is in the best interest of the agency. In the event of termination, any suspension by adoption pursuant to Section 10285.3 also shall be terminated.
Nothing in this article shall require any state agency to contract with, or to permit the employment of a person as a subcontractor, or any person on any project funded in whole or part by federal funds, if the person has been suspended or debarred by the federal agency providing the funds.