Suspension And Debarment Under 2012 Appropriations Act

Law360, New York (October 9, 2012, 1:40 PM EDT) -- In late August 2012, defense contractor Science Applications International Corp. ("SAIC") negotiated with the U.S. Army a five-year agreement to avoid suspension or debarment from federal contracts[1]. The authority to enter into such a governmentwide arrangement — a contractor responsibility program — stems in part from the requirements in the 2012 Consolidated Appropriations Act rather than the usual Federal Acquisition Regulation and Code of Federal Regulations provisions specifying a suspension and debarment process[2]. This legislative act[3] in its various divisions requires agencies, before funding a contract,...
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