Suspension & Debarment

Avoid costly legal mistakes when responding to a suspension and debarment action. An improper response puts you at an 80% chance of not overturning the recommendation.

Suspension and Debarment Federal Government ContractsWhen companies or individuals receive a notice of suspension and debarment actions, allegations of wire fraud leading to debarment, there is immediate frustration, anger and a need to retaliate. However, to successfully handle your response to a debarring official, you want to specifically address the issues that he or she looks for.

Many federal contractors are not fully aware of the issues that statutes and require the debarment officials to look at. Companies must understand that when it comes to debarment and suspension of government contractors, agencies look for certain responses to make sure that you are a responsible contractor.

  • We provide help for small businesses and larger defense contractors nationwide to avoid the federal debarment process.
  • We have achieved favorable results for many of our clients.
  • You can now avoid costly legal mistakes made by contractors or individuals without a suspension and debarment lawyer or procurement fraud attorney.

Your response is critical to the outcome: Responding to a proposed debarment notice requires thought and a deep understanding how to address the debarring official while still focusing on a win-win result for our clients.

Government Contract Suspension and Debarment Attorney Services

Our federal government contract law attorneys to minimize your chances of getting debarred by:

  • Investigating facts surrounding alleged actions
  • Statutory debarment legal counsel
  • Preparing a thorough response to suspension or debarment actions;
  • Representing companies with government contract awards at debarment hearings;
  • Presenting relevant information in the debarment process IAW with 2 CFR 1200.860 that can help the SDO to reach a conclusion that your company is responsible.
  • Negotiating more favorable results;
  • OIG exclusion
  • Procurement fraud allegations for defense contractors
  • Help for employees debarred from government employment
  • Conducting training and developing internal policies and controls;
  • Drafting and negotiating administrative compliance agreements; and
  • Providing litigation and support. 

To speak in confidence with a federal and suspension debarment lawyer, call Toll Free 1-866-601-5518. 

Sometimes government contractors face other situations alongside a debarment or suspension action. Our DC law firm will compile the right team of professionals to handle the various issues simultaneously.

kornacki Government Contracts LawyerAt Watson & Associates, LLC our Washington DC and Colorado-based lawyers frequently help businesses and individuals to minimize the impact of being placed on the debarment list or suspending from doing business with the federal government including loan programs.

  • We offer cost-effective legal solutions;
  • Well thought out plans of action
  • Free initial consultation.

Lead Attorney:  Wojciech Z. Kornacki

We help federal contractors in all states to avoid being debarred: Watson’s federal suspension or debarment lawyers provide guidance and consulting when there is a government investigation that can lead to debarment and suspension actions.

With over 30 years of experience in federal government procurement, our CO and Washington DC law firm understands the contractor responsibility issues that can arise and are in a better position to help our clients.

Debarred Definition. What does debarred mean under FAR 9.4?

Under federal procurement regulations, when it comes to debarment and suspension of government contractors, debarred means that the government can prohibit your company from doing business with the government for a specified period of time, usually up to three years. FAR 9.4 is the common reference to debar government contractors.

Find out How Does a Decision to Debar Government Contractors Impact Your company?

Federal Debarment Process – Reasons for Suspension and Debarment in Government Procurement

 Reasons for federal suspension and debarment of government contractors with contract awards include committing fraud, forgery, evading taxes, any violation of federal criminal law, unfair trade practices, a history on nonperformance on government procurement projects, violation of antitrust laws, falsifying documents or making material misrepresentations to the government, having delinquent taxes over $3,000.00 and more.

If the contracting officer makes a determination that any other action furthers the suspension and debarment public policy and protects the government’s interest,  a company’s response and avoidance from the debarment process can be difficult.

Overseas and Nationwide Suspension & Debarment Help

Our Federal Government suspension and debarment attorneys provides legal counsel to defense contractors throughout the United States and overseas including Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and Virgin Islands. Call our federal debarment attorneys today for immediate help. 1-866-601-5518. We help with suspension debarment cases in  Dubai, Afghanistan, Iraq contractors and Saudi Arabia

Cities in which our Washington DC Federal suspension and debarment attorneys offer legal counsel and intervene in bid protests include Anchorage, AK; Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Chicago, IL; Colorado Springs, CO; Houston, San Antonio,  Wichita Falls, Dallas, TX; Denver, Colorado; Indianapolis, IN; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Philadelphia, PA; San Antonio, TX; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; San Jose, CA; Santa Clara, CA; and Tampa, FL.

Additional Federal Debarment and Suspension Information

Difference Between Suspension and Debarment FAR 9.4

Defending and Responding to Contractor Suspension or Debarment cases

See how the debarred meaning and definition in FAR 9.4 can impact negotiations.

Do You Fall Within the Debarment Definition? Call our  Washington DC government contracts suspension and debarment lawyers at 1-866-601-5518 for immediate help.