Release of Records Management Contract Language

We are pleased to announce that the Records Management Contract Language has been updated on our records management website. NARA has long-provided sample language to use in contracts. This update reflects changes in the way Government creates and manages records and current legal obligations.

Federal agencies need to determine what Federal records management requirements should be included in their contracts. Federal contractors often create, send, or receive Federal records. 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