Contractor Suspension Overhaul Could Tie Agencies’ Hands

Law360, New York (February 14, 2013, 9:34 PM EST) -- A new legislative proposal aims to radically reshape the federal government’s suspension and debarment of contractors by consolidating the S&D offices of all civilian agencies into a single entity, but critics say the plan could deprive agencies of key leverage to change questionable contractor practices.

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., introduced a draft of the Stop Unworthy Spending Act on Feb. 7 to ensure that the more than $1 trillion spent annually on federal contracts and grants doesn’t flow to unscrupulous businesses. In addition to consolidating the...
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