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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

SBA Suspension

In October 2010, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) notified GTSI Corporation that it was suspending the company from any future federal contracts based on “adequate evidence indicating a lack of business integrity or business honesty that seriously or directly affects the present responsibility of a government contractor.” Specifically, SBA alleges “There is evidence that GTSI’s prime contractors had little to no involvement in the performance of [Department of Homeland Security] contracts, in direct contravention of all applicable laws and regulations regarding the award of small business contracts. The evidence shows that GTSI was an active participant in a scheme that resulted in contracts set-aside for small businesses being awarded to ineligible contractors, and with contracts not being performed in accordance with applicable law, regulations and contract terms.” SBA lifted the suspension 18 days later after GTSI agreed to implement various business ethics reforms, restrict its activities vis-à-vis the small business contracting program, and fire two of its top executives.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
SBA
Contracting Party
Homeland Security
Court Type
N/A
Disposition
Suspend/Debar - Company
Date of Suspension
10/1/2010
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
GTSI Corporation $0
Further Information Released
Administrative Agreement 10/21/2010
EPLS Record 10/21/2010
GTSI Press Release 10/21/2010
SBA Press Release 10/21/2010
Suspension Notice 10/21/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database