Ten Commandments to Avoid Contractor Suspension and Debarment

Ten Commandments to Avoid Contractor Suspension and Debarment

When it comes to suspension and debarment from government contracts, companies should follow the basic ten commandments to reduce an adverse decision when responding to a proposed suspension debarment notice. Show That Your Company is a Responsible Government Contractor When responding to contractor debarment and suspension notices, the critical point… Read more »

Defending and Responding to Contractor Suspension and Debarment

Having received the government suspension or debarment notice, you have to seriously consider your company’s approach to defending and responding to the agency’s recommendation to the deciding office. Contractor actions are serious business and having the right response can save your company’s future. Defending and Responding — Initial Approach Your… Read more »

Suspension and Debarment Appeals 45 CFR 1641.24

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 »

Appeals in the Federal Debarment and Suspension System

When a government contractor is recommended for debarment, the first part of defending the action is to see whether the company falls within the intended purpose of the statute. The purpose of the Debarment and Suspension System is: To protect the public interest, the Federal Government ensures the integrity of Federal… Read more »

Difference Between Debarment and Suspension FAR 52.209-6 & FAR 9.4

The federal government’s oversight for contract compliance and other factors leading to suspension and debarment has increased dramatically over the past few years. The difference between debarment and suspension actions will make the difference on how you respond to each action. Government contractors and individuals often find out the disastrous… Read more »

Are You ITAR Compliant and EAR Compliant?

What Are International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)? ITAR compliance means that your company is well aware of the various requirements set forth in International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).  Companies in the import export business, including manufacturers, companies involved with technical data and the like must have an internal… Read more »

Importance of FAR 9.4 Debarred Definition and Meaning

To effectively respond to, or negotiate the government’s suspension or debarment actions, it is important for contractors to understand the underlying legal and policy principles. Without understanding the reasons for the rule, a contractor will almost always fail to the target the right issues to discuss when responding to the… Read more »

Representations and Certifications Reps and Certs FAR 52.212 3

When submitting a bid for federal contractors, offeror representations and certifications (proposal’s reps and certs ) can become a serious issue. Bidders are sometimes sanctioned with false claims and potential suspension and debarment when submitting proposals to the federal government.  Failure to perform due diligence with your company reps and… Read more »