Bev Bates, co-founded Bates & Baum, a law firm established in Atlanta in
1974 by former Assistant United States Attorneys for the Northern District of Georgia.
He compared federal agency suspension and debarment actions for fiscal years 2009-2011.
The latest report was issued by the Interagency Suspension and Disbarment Committee (ISDC) on
September 18, 2012, for fiscal year 2011. A federal statute adopted in 2009 requires ISDC to
report to Congress on the federal suspension and debarment process. ISDC is an interagency
body created in 1986 to monitor implementation of Executive Order 12549 which established a
suspension and debarment system for non-procurement matters. Now its role has expanded to
serve as a forum for agencies to discuss policy and procedures on suspension and debarment for both
procurement and non-procurement activities and to coordinate suspension or debarment when two or
more agencies are interested in initiating suspension or debarment against the same contractor or
non-procurement participant. Each of the 24 federal agencies covered by the Chief Financial Officers
Act (CFO Act) are standing members of ISDC, and 18 independent agencies and government
corporations participate in ISDC. The 24 CFO agencies are responsible for almost all federal
procurement spending and the vast majority of money awarded by federal assistance programs.
FISCAL YEAR 2009 SUSPENSIONS - 417
2010 SUSPENSIONS - 612
FISCAL YEAR 2011 SUSPENSIONS - 928
FISCAL YEAR 2009 DEBARMENTS - 1501
FISCAL YEAR 2010
DEBARMENTS - 1651
FISCAL YEAR 2011 DEBARMENTS - 2398
Bev Bates is located at 3151 Maple Dr., NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, and can be
contacted at 404-262-6272 or firstname.lastname@example.org. He has represented
contractors in federal and state court and has represented federal employees in matters before
agencies, federal administrative bodies, and federal trial and appellate courts. Previous to private
practice, as an Assistant United States Attorney for 8 years, he defended federal agencies and
officers in United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and was responsible
for bringing civil fraud suits against federal contractors.