VA's procurement suspension and debarment regulations (which adopt FAR 9.4., 48 CFR subpart 9.4 ) authorize
the Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Acquisition and Logistics to serve as the suspending or debarring official. While certain procedures are set out by regulation, the suspending or debarring official may use flexible procedures to allow
respondents to oppose the agency's action. The adjudication process is intended to proceed on an expeditious basis.
Respondents have 30 days to contest VA-issued Notices of Suspension or Proposed Debarment.
Debarment and suspension proceedings are intended to be "as informal as is practicable, consistent with fundamental
fairness." (48 CFR 9.406-3(b), 9.407-3(b)).
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Office of Acquisition and Logistics