How Proposed Debarment Became Equal To Suspension

Law360, New York (February 2, 2015, 10:05 AM EST) -- In 2004, the U.S. General Services Administration issued a proposed rule that would have provided parties being considered for suspension or debarment with a pre-exclusion notification, often referred to as a "show cause notice."[1] After the comments period closed, the GSA decided not to issue a final rule. Nonetheless, over 10 years later, the comments the GSA received on the proposed rule provide insights into a phenomenon that affects contractors today — the blurring of lines between proposed debarments and suspensions....

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