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Can firms be debarred or suspended from Commission purchases?

November 3, 2023

Yes. Causes for debarment include certain convictions for offenses related to business actions, serious violations of contract provisions, violation of the Commission’s ethical standards for procurement, violation of the Commission’s Anti-Discrimination Program or debarment by another governmental entity for causes listed above. Debarment may be for a period of up to three years. The Commission has debarment review and appeal procedures in place. The Commission will provide reasonable notice to the firm or individual involved and reasonable opportunity for the firm or individual to be heard. For more information please call (301) 454-1609.