Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)

CUI Category: Source Selection

Banner Marking for Specified Authorities: CUI//SP-SSEL

Banner Marking for Basic Authorities: CUI

Category Description: Per FAR 2.101: any of the following information that is prepared for use by an agency for the purpose of evaluating a bid or proposal to enter into an agency procurement contract, if that information has not been previously made available to the public or disclosed publicly: (Items 1-10).
Category Marking: SSEL
Alternative Banner Marking for Basic Authorities: CUI//SSEL
Banner Marking Format and Notes:
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Banner Format:

CUI//Category Marking//Limited Dissemination Control

 

Marking Notes:

  • The CUI Control Marking may consist of either the word “CONTROLLED” or the acronym “CUI”, depending on agency policy.
  • Category marking is optional when marking Basic CUI unless required by agency policy. Example: CUI//Limited Dissemination Control.
  • Category Marking preceded by "SP-" is required when marking Specified CUI. Example: CUI//SP-Category Marking//Limited Dissemination Control
  • Whether CUI is Basic or Specified is determined by the applicable Safeguarding and/or Dissemination Authority for a given instance of CUI.
  • Separate multiple Category Markings by a single forward slash (/) and list Category Markings alphabetically. Example: CUI//Category Marking A/Category Marking B//Limited Dissemination Control
  • Category Markings for Specified CUI precede Category Markings for Basic CUI. Example: CUI//SP-Category Marking/Category Marking//Limited Dissemination Control
  • Separate multiple Limited Dissemination Controls by a single forward slash (/). Example: CUI//Category Marking//Limited Dissemination Control/Limited Dissemination Control
  • Reference 32 CFR 2002.20, CUI Marking Handbook, Limited Dissemination Controls and individual agency policy for additional and specific marking guidelines

 

 

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Notes for Safeguarding, Dissemination and Sanction Authorities:

  • CUI Specified authorities include specific handling practices that differ from general CUI requirements. For Specified authorities, reference individual Safeguarding/Dissemination control citations for distinct requirements
  • Whether CUI is Basic or Specified is determined by the applicable Safeguarding and/or Dissemination Authority for that CUI.
  • Each "Safeguarding and/or Dissemination Authority" citation links to the statute, regulation or government-wide policy authorizing the control of that information as CUI.
  • Each "Sanctions" authority links to the statute, regulation or government-wide policy that includes penalties for CUI misuse of CUI for the associated "Safeguarding and/or Dissemination Authority" on the same line.
Safeguarding and/or Dissemination Authority Basic or
Specified
Banner Marking Sanctions
48 CFR 14.211 Basic CUI
48 CFR 14.303 Specified CUI//SP-SSEL  
48 CFR 14.402-1(a) Specified CUI//SP-SSEL  
48 CFR 15.207(b) Basic CUI  
48 CFR 15.505(f) Basic CUI  
48 CFR 15.609(a) Specified CUI//SP-SSEL  
48 CFR 3.104-3(a) Basic CUI 41 USC 2105
48 CFR 3.104-8
48 CFR 3.104-2(b)(2)
48 CFR 42.1503(b) Basic CUI  
48 CFR 5.401(a) Basic CUI  
48 CFR 603.104-4 Basic CUI 41 USC 2105
48 CFR 3.104-8
48 CFR 4.802(e) Basic CUI 41 USC 2105
48 CFR 3.104-8
48 CFR 836.203 Basic CUI  
41 USC 2102(a) Basic CUI 41 USC 2105
48 CFR 14.401(a) Specified CUI//SP-SSEL 41 USC 2105
48 CFR 3.104-8
48 CFR 3.104-4 Specified CUI//SP-SSEL 41 USC 2105
48 CFR 3.104-8
48 CFR 52.215-1(e) Specified CUI//SP-SSEL 41 USC 2105
48 CFR 3.104-8
48 CFR 9.105-3(a) Basic CUI  

 

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Authority links are updated based on regular re-publication of the United States Code and Code of Federal Regulations, and the CUI Registry maintenance schedule.

 

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