Accession Number:

AD0614474

Title:

REPORT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, PURSUANT TO SECTION 10(C) OF THE SMALL BUSINESS ACT OF 1958 AS AMENDED,

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE WASHINGTON D C

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Report Date:

1965-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

This report sets forth the result of a survey on the use of administrative debarments of contractors by Government agencies under the Federal Procurement Regulations. It first reviews the provisions in the Regulations relative to maintenance of debarred bidders lists. The report then sets forth the survey of the use of such lists to debar contractors, particularly on the ground of conviction under the federal antitrust statutes arising out of the submission of bids or proposals. It contrasts this with a check of the actual number of such convictions in cases brought by the Department of Justice over the past ten years. Next the report suggests the potential scope of the problem to which this provision serves as a deterrent and its possible effects on small business competition in procurement. Finally, there are presented certain recommendations for future use by Government agencies of this deterrent provision. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE