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Suspension and debarments rise amid pressure from Congress

Agencies are making greater use of their ability to declare contractors and individuals ineligible for work by the federal government. Some outside experts suggest the increase may be the result of hasty decisions.

Tags: Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , contracting , industry , Air Force , Defense Logistics Agency , Crowell and Moring , Venable , McKenna, Long and Aldridge , Angela Styles , Rob Burton , Fred Levy , Normand Lussier , Steven Shaw , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 05:49am EDT
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Bill aims to overhaul wartime contracting

New legislation aims to implement some recommendations of the Commission on Wartime Contracting. Includes provisions that would automatically suspend contractors accused of wrongdoing in overseas contingency scenarios.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Senate , Commission on Waretime Contracting , acquistion , industry , contingency contracting , State Department , USAID , Claire McCaskill , James Webb , Past performance , Professional Services Council , Stan Soloway , Frank Kendall , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/02/2012, 05:09am EST
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Air Force suspends Booz Allen's San Antonio office

The Air Force has suspended Booz Allen Hamilton's San Antonio, Texas, office and recommended it for debarment, according to information posted on the Excluded Parties List System.

Tags: Booz Allen Hamilton , Air Force , acquisition , contracting , Excluded Parties List System

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 08:39pm EST

Air Force suspends Iron Bow, others from new contracts

The companies must plead their case before the Air Force's debarring official. In the meantime, they cannot obtain new contracts or subcontracts.

Tags: industry , contracting , Air Force , Iron Bow , Advanced C4 Solutions , Superior Communications Solutions , Jason Miller , Rene LaVigne

Monday - 10/31/2011, 07:49pm EDT

Agencies more aggressive in suspending, debarring contractors

A new report from an interagency committee shows departments have increased the number of contractors suspended or debarred by at least 150 from 2009 to 2010. The Army, DLA, DHS, EPA and OPM have debarred more vendors than other agencies over the past two years.

Tags: acquisition policy , industry , Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee , OMB , contractor oversight , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/21/2011, 03:52pm EDT

GAO: Agencies need more policing of contractors

Federal contractors may be getting away with fraud or shoddy work, according to a Government Accountability Office study of five years' worth of federal contracts. GAO found that most agencies are not using enforcement tools meant to cut off the flow of public funds to bad contractors.

Tags: Congress , acquisition , GAO , HHS , EPA , OMB , James Lankford , Bill Woods , nancy gunderson , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Emily Kopp

Friday - 10/07/2011, 02:13pm EDT
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Contractor misconduct getting second look from House Oversight Committee

The General Services Administration in the next week will unveil a new system making it easier for agencies to understand if a contractor is found guilty of breaking a law.

Tags: contracting , Elaine Duke , Drew Luten , Greg Woods , Richard Skinner , Calvin Scovel , Ed Towns , Donald Gambatesa , DHS , DoT , USAID , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , GSA , contractor oversight , FAPIIS , PPIRS

Friday - 03/19/2010, 02:24pm EDT

GSA to unveil database to track vendor misconduct

Agencies are struggling to properly use suspension and debarment processes. DHS, DoT and USAID are making major changes to how they oversee contractors after audits find shortcomings in each of their procedures. Lawmakers say they're concerned about contractors who are breaking the law receiving awards.

Tags: contracting , Elaine Duke , Drew Luten , Greg Woods , Richard Skinner , Calvin Scovel , Ed Towns , Donald Gambatesa , DHS , DoT , USAID , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , GSA , contractor oversight , FAPIIS , PPIRS

Friday - 03/19/2010, 07:06am EDT
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