Suspension and Debarment on the Rise: A Popular Enforcement Tool in the United States
International Bar Association Anti-Corruption Committee Newsletter, Vol. 7 No. 2 (Sept. 2015)
5 Pages Posted: 11 Apr 2016
Date Written: September 1, 2015
A well-functioning suspension and debarment system can be an effective tool for governments to promote integrity in public procurements, reduce performance risk, and mitigate the likelihood of fraud and corruption. The latest annual report from the US Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee (ISDC) reveals that the number of suspensions and debarments in the United States has increased steadily over the last six years. As discussed below, the recent efforts by United States agencies to improve their suspension and debarment systems reveal a growing recognition of the importance of these mechanisms.
Keywords: suspension and debarment, public procurement, government contracts, anti-corruption, exclusion, sanction, integrity
JEL Classification: H1, H57, K1, K23, K33, K42
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