180.605 How does suspension differ from debarment§ 180.605 How does suspension differ from debarment?
Suspension differs from debarment in that -
|A suspending official . . .||A debarring official . . .|
|(a) Imposes suspension as a temporary status of in eligibility for procurement and nonprocurement transactions, pending completion of an investigation or legal proceedings||Imposes debarment for a specified period as a final determination that a person is not presently responsible.|
|(b) Must -|
|(1) Have adequate evidence that there may be a cause for debarment of a person; and|
|(2) Conclude that immediate action is necessary to protect the Federal interest||Must conclude, based on a preponderance of the evidence, that the person has engaged in conduct that warrants debarment.|
|(c) Usually imposes the suspension first, and then promptly notifies the suspended person, giving the person an opportunity to contest the suspension and have it lifted||Imposes debarment after giving the respondent notice of the action and an opportunity to contest the proposed debarment.|