Analysis

New Report Shows Feds' Nuanced Approach To Contractors

Law360 (November 7, 2019, 9:50 PM EST) -- A new interagency report showing the federal government's growing preference for administrative measures over punitive actions when contractors make mistakes reveals an increased propensity to take a measured approach.

The ISDC's fiscal year 2018 report, released Wednesday, shows a year-on-year decline in the number of suspensions, debarments and proposed debarments for federal contractors and grantees, going from 3,640 in 2017 to 3,356 in 2018 and continuing a slow downward trend from previous years. The ISDC is a panel of debarring officials from various federal agencies.

But that modest decline in suspension and debarment activity over time has also been offset in part...

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