Contractors Wary Of USAID Plan To Vet Partners Abroad

Law360, New York (October 7, 2013, 4:40 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Agency for International Development's proposed push to expand its anti-terrorist vetting of its contract and grant partners has alarmed some contractor advocates, who say that USAID's closed-door approach could unfairly exclude some companies from competition without giving them an opportunity to respond to the agency's findings.

In comments submitted on a proposed USAID vetting rule, the Professional Services Council said it worried that the vetting would create a “secret determination of eligibility” for contractors and grantees, and that the burdens of any nontransparent vetting...
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