Restriction of Boycott of Israel


Pursuant to Arkansas Code Annotated §25-1-503, a public entity shall not enter into a contract valued at $1,000 or greater with a company unless the contract includes a written certification that the person or company is not currently engaged in, and agrees for the duration of the contract not to engage in, a boycott of Israel. (

Please be advised of the following guidelines for obtaining certification from suppliers:

Who acquires the certification at UADA?
This certification will be requested as a component of the supplier setup process, at the time of supplier initiation in Workday. This document should be collected along with W-9 and other supplier setup documents.

No Certification Required:

  1. The requirement that a company certify that it does not boycott Israel does not apply to:
  2. Contracts with a total potential value of less than one thousand dollars ($1,000); or
  3. A company that offers to provide the goods or services for at least twenty percent (20%) less than the lowest certifying business.
  4. The requirement applies to written contracts only and is to be applied prospectively. Any written contract entered into prior to August 1, 2017 does not require certification.
  5. Supplier are not required to submit a certificate for purchases made with a p-card as they do not require a written contract.
  6. Certification is required at the time a written contract is entered into; renewals or extensions of contracts do not require certification. 

Repeat Certifications Not Required:

Once a supplier has submitted certification that they do not participate in a boycott of Israel, there is no need to repeat the request for subsequent contracts as long as the certificate is effective and on file. The Procurement Office will keep the certification on file for audit purposes.

If a supplier decides to participate in a boycott of Israel after having submitted the certification, it is the responsibility of the supplier to notify the public entity of the change in status.