Topic: Construction Law
Bev Bates, co-founded Bates & Baum, a law firm established in Atlanta in 1974 by former Assistant United States Attorneys for the Northern District of Georgia. He compared federal agency suspension and debarment actions for fiscal years 2009-2011. The latest report was issued by the Interagency Suspension and Disbarment Committee (ISDC) on September 18, 2012, for fiscal year 2011. A federal statute adopted in 2009 requires ISDC to report to Congress on the federal suspension and debarment process. ISDC is an interagency body created in 1986 to monitor implementation of Executive Order 12549 which established a suspension and debarment system for non-procurement matters. Now its role has expanded to serve as a forum for agencies to discuss policy and procedures on suspension and debarment for both procurement and non-procurement activities and to coordinate suspension or debarment when two or more agencies are interested in initiating suspension or debarment against the same contractor or non-procurement participant. Each of the 24 federal agencies covered by the Chief Financial Officers Act (CFO Act) are standing members of ISDC, and 18 independent agencies and government corporations participate in ISDC. The 24 CFO agencies are responsible for almost all federal procurement spending and the vast majority of money awarded by federal assistance programs.
FISCAL YEAR 2009 SUSPENSIONS – 417
FISCAL YEAR 2010 SUSPENSIONS – 612
FISCAL YEAR 2011 SUSPENSIONS – 928
FISCAL YEAR 2009 DEBARMENTS – 1501
FISCAL YEAR 2010 DEBARMENTS – 1651
FISCAL YEAR 2011 DEBARMENTS – 2398
Bev Bates is located at 3151 Maple Dr., NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, and can be contacted at 404-262-6272 or firstname.lastname@example.org. He has represented contractors in federal and state court and has represented federal employees in matters before agencies, federal administrative bodies, and federal trial and appellate courts. Previous to private practice, as an Assistant United States Attorney for 8 years, he defended federal agencies and officers in United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and was responsible for bringing civil fraud suits against federal contractors.Bev Bates compared last year’s federal suspension and debarment actions against contractors to earlier years. Previous to private practice, he was an Assistant United States Attorney for 8 years defending federal agencies in United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and bringing civil fraud suits against federal contractors. Bev Bates is located at 3151 Maple Dr., NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, and can be contacted at 404-262-6272 or email@example.com.