Suspensions and Debarments of Misbehaving Contractors Drop

Formal disciplinary actions against federal contractors in the form of suspensions, debarments and proposed debarments fell 3.7 percent in fiscal 2015 over the previous year, according to the annual report of the Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee.

The survey of agencies found 918 suspensions, 2,196 proposed debarments and 1,873 debarments in fiscal 2015, according to a letter from Chairman David Sims to the chairman and ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

The interagency body created to enforce a 1986 executive order monitors how agencies flag contracting companies, organizations and individuals that engaged in improper conduct and enters them in the General Services Administration’s System for Award Management database

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