Federal Records Management

AC 27.2017

March 21, 2017

MEMORANDUM TO FEDERAL AGENCY CONTACTS: Records Management Contract Language

I am pleased to announce that the Records Management Contract Language has been updated on NARA’s records management website.

NARA has long-provided sample records management language to use in contracts. We have recently updated this language to reflect current legal obligations and technology.  

When Federal agencies acquire goods or services, they need to determine what Federal records management requirements should be included in the contract. Federal contractors often create, send, or receive Federal records. Federal contracts should provide clear legal obligations describing how the contract employees must handle Federal records

This language should not replace specific records management requirements included within Federal information system contracts.

If you have any questions about this language, please contact prmd@nara.gov.

Chief Records Officer
for the U.S. Government