When it comes to the Mandatory Disclosure Rule (MDR) der FAR 52.203 13 many DOD contractors wonder what they must disclose to the government after contract award have been awarded the contract, if anything.  The bottom line is that if you are aware that there is evidence that you are not in… Read more »

On the issue of continuing 8 (a) certification ans suspension due to business integrity issues, on August 14, 2013, the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) issued a Notice of Suspension to Wichita Tribal Enterprises, LLC (“WTE”).  The SBA’s Notice of Suspension from the 8 (a) certification program said  that WTE could… Read more »

The federal government’s oversight for contract compliance and other factors leading to suspension and debarment has increased dramatically over the past few years. GAO reported that positive actions across these agencies increased from 19 in 2009 to 271 in 2013. The difference between suspension and debarment actions will make the… Read more »

Do You Know the Next Steps for Your Suspension and Debarment Appeals? As a government contractor, you must be aware that the Board of Contracts Appeal does not have jurisdiction to review suspension and debarment  appeals decisions. See Inter-Continental Equipment, Inc., ASBCA No. 38444, 90-1 BCA122,501 at 112,956 (holding the Board lacks… Read more »