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 »

Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business SDVOSB Fraud

In service disabled veteran-owned SDVOSB fraud cases, and as a result of Public Law 109-461, the VA is authorized to award SDVOSB sole source contracts and/or set aside contracts for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB). From 01/01/2008 to 09/30/2014, the VA OIG Office of Investigations indicted 44 individuals/companies; arrested 40… Read more »

Difference Between Suspension and Debarment Definition

The federal agency and government’s oversight for contract compliance and other factors leading to suspension and debarment of government contractors have increased dramatically over the past few years.  The purpose of the regulations is to protect the government and not contractors. Sometimes companies surprisingly get notices from the government that the… 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 »