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Construction

Construction Program Guide

Suspension / Debarment

A suspension or debarment is a discretionary action taken by the Government to protect Federal procurement and programs from unethical contractors or contractors that have an unsatisfactory business records. The suspension/debarment process is meant to be a separate process from the civil or criminal justice system which has the objective of punishing the guilty parties.

Authority/Legal Basis

  1. Laws
    • Title 23 U.S.C. 315 provides very broad authority for the Secretary of Transportation to prescribe regulations to carry out the Federal-aid highway program. However, there are no specific statutes for suspension / debarment.
  2. Regulations
  3. Orders
  4. Policy

Guidance

  1. General Information
  2. Training
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Updated: 12/11/2013
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