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TITLE VIII--ACQUISITION POLICY, ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT, AND RELATED MATTERS

Subtitle G Governmentwide Acquisition Improvements

DHNDAA Section

Also see House Report 110-596 that accompanied the proposed Contractors and Federal Spending Accountability Act of 2008

SEC. 873. ROLE OF INTERAGENCY COMMITTEE ON DEBARMENT AND SUSPENSION.

(a) Requirement- The Interagency Committee on Debarment and Suspension shall--

(1) resolve issues regarding which of several Federal agencies is the lead agency having responsibility to initiate suspension or debarment proceedings;

(2) coordinate actions among interested agencies with respect to such action;

(3) encourage and assist Federal agencies in entering into cooperative efforts to pool resources and achieve operational efficiencies in the Governmentwide suspension and debarment system;

(4) recommend to the Office of Management and Budget changes to Government suspension and debarment system and its rules, if such recommendations are approved by a majority of the Interagency Committee;

(5) authorize the Office of Management and Budget to issue guidelines that implement those recommendations;

(6) authorize the chair of the Committee to establish subcommittees as appropriate to best enable the Interagency Committee to carry out its functions; and

(7) submit to Congress an annual report on--

(A) the progress and efforts to improve the suspension and debarment system;

(B) member agencies' active participation in the committee's work; and

(C) a summary of each agency's activities and accomplishments in the Governmentwide debarment system.

(b) Definition- The term `Interagency Committee on Debarment and Suspension' means such committee constituted under sections 4 and 5 and of Executive Order No. 12549.

Section 5: Role of Interagency Committee

This section requires the Interagency Committee on Debarment and Suspension, as established in Executive Order 12549, with respect to the government-wide system of suspension and debarment to resolve issues regarding which federal agency is the lead agency having responsibility to initiate proceedings; coordinate actions among interested agencies; encourage pooled resources to achieve operational efficiencies; recommend rules changes to OMB (if such recommendations are approved by a majority of the Interagency Committee); authorize OMB to issue guidelines that implement those recommendations; authorize the chair of the Committee to establish subcommittees as appropriate; and submit to the Congress an annual report on progress and efforts to improve the system, member agencies' active participation in the committee's work, and a summary of each agency's activities and accomplishments in the system.

 

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