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Entries in Suspension (9)

Thursday
May112017

World Bank debars China construction companies, Romania medical equipment supplier

The World Bank announced the debarment of two China construction companies and a medical equipment supplier in Romania.

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Tuesday
Jun212016

New ISDC debarment report: Diversifying the government toolbox to protect taxpayer dollars

Last week, the U.S. Interagency Suspension & Debarment Committee (ISDC) released its FY2015 report. The annual report to Congress describes the status of the U.S. suspension and debarment system. 

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Thursday
Oct302014

GW Law ‘Caught On’ Six Years Ago…

Image courtesy of GW LawYesterday, my FCPA Blog colleague, Dick Cassin, posted Memo to law schools: The world needs compliance officers, in which he implored law schools to train J.D. candidates in compliance. He also noted that while a few schools teach the FCPA and white collar courses, compliance is not taught in law schools.

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Tuesday
Sep032013

The Congressional War on Contractors

Why is Congress always picking on government contractors? It seems like every few months, a member of Congress (or congressional committee) is giving a speech, holding a hearing or introducing a bill aimed at “bad contractors.” It makes sense—now that Congress has passed a budget, avoided sequestration, and successfully resolved the myriad problems plaguing the United States, Congress needs to go after the true cause of this country’s problems: government contractors.

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Wednesday
Jul312013

What Sorts of Consolidation of Suspension and Debarment Functions Might Help the Process

This is the second of a multi-part series of thought pieces on the state of the suspension and debarment system in federal contracting. The first, “A Full Throated Defense of the Structure of the Suspension and Debarment System,” is here.

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Wednesday
Jul032013

The SUSPEND Act: Improving the Suspension and Debarment System?

On February 5, 2013, Rep. Issa introduced the Stop Unworthy Spending (SUSPEND) Act--a discussion draft bill that proposes to overhaul the federal suspension & debarment system.  The SUSPEND Act has triggered significant interest and debate within the procurement community. Indeed, last April, I co-authored a series with Lauren Youngman about the SUSPEND Act (see Part I, Part II, and Part III).

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Thursday
Apr112013

A government debarment professional’s response to the SUSPEND Act critique

As a government suspension, debarment and procurement fraud professional, I often worry that we spend so much time doing our jobs in this resource-constrained environment that we cede opportunities to shape the messaging and public impression of our work by not writing or engaging in outreach enough.

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Monday
Oct152012

An integrative approach to suspension and debarment? No, not yet

Last Tuesday, October 9th, the World Bank hosted a colloquium on “Suspension and Debarment,” featuring four panels of experts from around the world.

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Monday
Oct012012

Colloquium on suspension and debarment: towards an integrative approach?

On Tuesday, October 9th, the World Bank will host a Colloquium on Suspension and Debarment, a tool used to "blacklist" non-responsible, corrupt or otherwise unqualified contractors.

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