Sure, details in an inspector general’s report painted a pretty sordid story of alleged contract fraud and planned intimidation tactics to ensure FedBid
Inc. held on tight to its government dollars. Still, most procurement experts guess that it will generally be business as usual for the Vienna-based company.
But those details won’t likely be enough to suspend or debar the contractor from federal contracting.
“Tough to make a black and white case here, despite the report,” said Larry Allen
, president of Allen Federal Business Partners and former president of another industry group, the Coalition for Government Procurement. “There are other remedies, like canceling contracts, fines. Most IG reports don't lead to suspensions or debarments, but other penalties." Read full article.