GAO Puts Contractors Under FAR Debarment Rules

Law360, New York (September 30, 2011, 4:03 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office issued notice Friday that it would follow Federal Acquisition Regulation policy on suspension and debarment of its contractors, despite the fact that those rules don't automatically apply to it.

As a legislative branch agency, GAO is not subject to the requirements of the FAR, but the agency said it would adopt the suspension and debarment rules as part of its general policy to follow the FAR when appropriate. The FAR rules adopted by the GAO are aimed at ensuring that the...
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