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Entries in debarment (65)


ADB debarments up in 2012

The Asia Development Bank said in its annual report this week that it imposed sanctions on 42 firms in 2012 and 38 individuals.

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The EPA suspends BP from contracting with the U.S. Government

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that it has suspended BP from the U.S. procurement system. The EPA explained that it did so because of BP's "lack of business integrity" relating to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  

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Afghanistan's corruption blame game

Afghan President Hamid KarzaiCorruption levels are higher than ever in Afghanistan and Hamid Karzai has been quick to blame the U.S.

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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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Plea agreements won't play a big role in U.K. enforcement

Photo courtesy of the U.K. Ministry of JusticePassing legislation instead of applying resources is always tempting for governments.

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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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Suspension & Debarment Part IV: Discretion

As noted in FAR 9.406-1(a), “It is the debarring official’s responsibility to determine whether debarment is in the Government’s interest . . . [t]he existence of a cause for debarment, however, does not necessarily require that the contractor be debarred.”

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Suspension & Debarment Part III: Mechanics and Mitigating Factors

Now that we have firmly established that neither suspension nor debarment may be used to “punish” contractors, let’s go over the mechanics of FAR 9.4.

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Suspension & Debarment Part II: ‘Seriously, S&D May Not be Used to Punish Contractors’

As contractors like BAE and Siemens have settled large (FCPA-related) enforcement actions with the U.S. Government, there has been an epidemic of misleading and erroneous statements made about the role of suspension and debarment in the FCPA context.

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Suspension & Debarment Part I: An Introduction

This is the first post in a series that will provide a broad overview of the U.S. administrative S&D regime, a discussion of recent legislative activity, and information about comparable debarment regimes that may also be triggered by the bribery of foreign government officials.

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Debarment Talk From The ADB

The Asian Development Bank debarred 34 individuals last year, and 31 firms. Debarred means they're illegible to participate in ADB-financed, administered, or supported activities.

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Response To 'A House of Cards'

Ouch. While Jessica Tillipman's recent post describes my article FCPA Sanctions: Too Big to Debar (co-authored with Nicholas Wagoner) as “all slogan and little substance,” it is her response -- both here and in the Fordham online-only editorial blog, that engages primarily in name-calling and insults.

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