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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

Laws
  • 23 USC 315 Rules, regulations, and recommendations (2012) 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.
Regulations
Policy

Guidance

General Information
Training
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Updated: 07/26/2017
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