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Oles Morrison

Threat of Contractor Death Penalty Does Not Toll the CDA Statute of Limitations

By on April 19, 2018 | Posted in False Claims Act

The case of Green Valley Company, ASBCA No. 61275, presents an interesting conundrum for contractors facing fraud allegations who also have a contract claim against the government.  In 2006, the contractor presented invoices for payment to the government.  In 2017, the contractor converted those invoices into a certified claim requesting payment.  Under the […]

Boom: Fireworks between Subcontractor, Prime Contractor, and Government (Literally)

By on February 14, 2018 | Posted in Bid Protests

At times, a prime contractor can effectively be the middle man between the government and a subcontractor. The FAR directs that the prime contractor should always provide value to the overall procurement; however, many prime contractors require the assistance of subcontractors to fulfill this contract requirement. The recent CBCA case […]

FY2014 Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee Report: The Numbers Part 2

By on June 2, 2015 | Posted in Suspension and Debarment

Last week we discussed the FY2014 Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee Report released in April, and discussed how the data in that report is compiled. This week we are breaking down the numbers in the report.  FY 2014 saw an increase in overall numbers of suspensions, proposed debarments, and debarments. There […]

FY2014 Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee Report: The Compliance Trend Continues Part 1

By on May 28, 2015 | Posted in Suspension and Debarment

It’s the time of year again to obsess over numbers that are mostly irrelevant. On April 1, the Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee released its FY2014 report releasing the number of exclusion actions government-wide that agencies initiated. These numbers include suspensions, proposed debarments, and debarments as well as administrative agreements. […]

Failure to Debar? OECD Foreign Bribery Report Finds Only 2 Debarments Out of 427 Foreign Bribery Cases

By on January 15, 2015 | Posted in Suspension and Debarment

This month I wanted share an article I recently found on the OECD Foreign Bribery Report, written by Richard Bistrong.  Mr. Bistrong is a former international sales executive who himself was convicted of bribery and debarred, and Mr. Bistrong spent 14 ½  months in prison.  Prior to his conviction, Mr. […]

Debarment Heads North of the Border

By on December 4, 2014 | Posted in Suspension and Debarment

In the not so very distant past, companies mainly needed to worry about exclusion from public contracting in the United States.  However, the exclusion trend has caught on internationally.  Recently, Canada has revised their exclusion policies to require companies to certify that neither the company nor its affiliates have committed a […]