make CISG and ConvaTec Malaysia and their affiliates ineligible to participate in World Bank-financed projects.
qualify for cross-debarment
by other multilateral development banks (MDBs) under the Agreement for Mutual Enforcement of Debarment
Decisions that was signed on April 9, 2010.
in accordance with the Agreement for Mutual Enforcement of Debarment
Decisions dated April 9, 2010, which, as of July 1, 2011, has been made effective by the World Bank, the ADB, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Inter-American Development Bank, and African Development Bank,' the World Bank said.
65) This hearing focused on the findings of GAO Report 11-739, which found six of the ten federal agencies studied had few or no procurement-related suspensions or debarments
over a five-year period.
Suspensions and debarments
made up about 16 percent of exclusions in EPLS for fiscal years 2006 through 2010.
The Congressional Commission, frustrated over the lack of debarments
and suspensions, and apparently unable to obtain honest answers, now wants the military to provide "written rationales" for each instance in which corrupt contractors are not suspended or debarred.
Maloney proposed that criminal and civil judgments should be grounds for suspension or debarment
, but that provision was removed from the final bill.
The federal government annually takes suspension and debarment
actions against hundreds of contractors and individuals.
Since 1983, suspensions and debarments
have increased significantly.
of the company qualifies for cross-debarment
by other MDBs under the Agreement of Mutual Recognition of Debarments
that was signed on April 9, 2010.
Suspensions and debarments
to exclude government contractors from the federal marketplace incite passions on all sides.
Today, we are publicly releasing a report that addresses (1) the nature and extent of governmentwide exclusions reported in the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) maintained by the General Services Administration (GSA); (2) the relationship between practices at selected agencies and the level of suspensions and debarments
under federal acquisition regulations; and (3) governmentwide efforts to oversee and coordinate the use of suspensions and debarments
across federal agencies.
It will record suspensions and debarments
, whether contracts have been terminated for cause, and any previous finding by contracting officials that a company does not have a satisfactory record of integrity and business ethics.
It is important to remember that Suspensions and Debarments
are not to punish contractors for misconduct or contract failures.
Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and six other members of Congress--including presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich (D-OH)--calls on the General Services Administration to maintain a central database with records dating back five years of any court or administrative proceedings brought against federal contractors, and any resulting debarments