As the recent OECD Foreign Bribery Report made clear, debarment (prohibiting the defendant company or individual to engage in future government contracting) is very rarely used as a sanction in foreign bribery cases, most...more
“Your criminal actions raise serious questions as to whether you have the requisite personal integrity and business ethics to be a responsible Government contractor.”
That’s me. I was debarred from being a government...more
The Government Contracts Quarterly Update is published by BakerHostetler’s Government Contracts Practice Group to inform our clients and friends of the latest developments in federal government contracting.
In This Issue:
- Recent Trends in FCPA Enforcement – First Half of 2014
- Ukraine/Russia–Related Sanctions
- New Executive Order Places Additional Reporting Obligations on Government Contractors and...more
One such set of consequences is unique to contractors who do business with federal or state governments. Because even a plea to a criminal conviction represents a person’s affirmative statement of the underlying facts, that...more
Two weeks ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed, by voice vote, a little-understood and little-noticed amendment to the Fiscal Year 2015 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 4923)...more
In This Issue:
- The New Front in U.S. Sanctions: Ukraine and Russia
- Electronic Invoicing in EU Public Contracts
- German and EU Rules on Joint Bids
- Q+A Corner with Melissa Milstead, Associate General...more
In this presentation:
- Current climate
- Why does the Government suspend or debar a contractor?
- What does it mean to be suspended or debarred?
- What process does the Government follow to...more
In recent years, the U.S. government has exercised enhanced scrutiny over federal contractors through, among other things, the increased use of its suspension and debarment remedies – fueled in part by reports of contractor...more
On October 29, 2013, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved a bill to restructure suspension and debarment from federal procurement and non-procurement programs. The Stop Unworthy Spending (SUSPEND) Act...more
Spence Barasch knows. You’ll remember that the SEC barred him for a year from appearing and practicing before the Commission for violating federal conflict of interest rules.
Barasch was an associate director in the...more
Between the whistles of play, professional football is an arguably violent game....more
Florida judges acknowledge that “justice requires the appearance of justice.” And given some of the controversial verdicts coming out of the Sunshine State — Casey Anthony and George Zimmerman come to mind — it seems more...more
The California Supreme Court recently decided that so long as its notice of appeal is timely filed, a suspended corporation can still pursue the appeal if it later revives its corporate powers. The case, Bourhis v. Lord,...more
Discussion of special legal and strategic considerations re time and time limits in California professional/occupational licensing law and State actions re license enforcement and discipline. ....more
A recent decision by the D.C. Circuit underscores the large amount of discretion that federal agencies have in determining the length of a debarment or exclusion imposed on a government contractor or program participant....more
Last year Congress and the Office of Management and Budget pushed federal agencies to become more aggressive about suspending and debarring contractors. In October of 2011, a Government Accountability Office report found that...more
A recent federal court decision highlights two important issues relating to excluding contractors from participation in federal government contracting: (1) suspension, and (2) "affiliation."...more
The 2012 Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) broaden the reach of the government’s suspension and debarment authority. The CAA prohibits covered federal agencies from...more
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