Recent congressional action suggests a desire for more suspension and debarment
actions to "punish" contractors, notwithstanding the stated regulatory purpose expressly excluding punishment as a basis for exclusion.
The World Bank Group announced the debarment
of two Dutch firms and two of their executives involved in misconduct relating to two projects in Iraq as well as a Cambodian firm involved in misconduct relating to projects in Cambodia.
Recently Proposed Legislation Pushing for Mandatory Suspensions and Debarments
Recommendation: As part of ongoing efforts to establish a departmentwide program for suspensions and debarments
, the Secretary of Homeland Security should take steps to ensure that the Federal Emergency Management Agency incorporates the characteristics we identified as common among agencies with more active programs.
The TF-2010 relationship in support of CENTCOM Contracting Command has allowed for the proposed debarment
and suspension of more than 20 companies, both U.
Large contractors enjoy an unfair advantage over smaller contractors in navigating the federal government's suspension and debarment
But disclosures are less time consuming, by far, than a full-blown investigation, litigation, or a proposed debarment
for failing to disclose.
In addition to federal suspensions and debarments
and related administrative agreements, it would include contract terminations for default by the contractor, and final determinations that a prospective contractor is not a responsible source.
Major Delegation has read the file and suggests that if the contractor can provide appropriate assurances of responsibility, (4) the suspension and debarment
official (SDO) (5) may consider a compliance agreement.
The proposed debarments
alleged that the firm failed to follow professional auditing standards in performing audits for housing authorities in: St.
, Sanctions, and Disciplinary Actions from Over 800
The GAO report further found, perhaps unsurprisingly, that agencies with dedicated suspension and debarment
staff, detailed policies and procedures and practices that encourage active referrals of cases for investigation were the ones that initiated the most suspensions and debarments
61) Given the seriousness of a case, however, debarments
may be longer.
2767, would establish a central database listing all court or administrative proceedings brought against federal contractors, and any debarments
or suspensions, over the previous five years.
The proposed debarments
are based on the firm's failure to follow professional auditing standards in the performance of audits for housing authorities in the following cities: St.