On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, the GW Law Government Procurement Law Program and a Working Group of the International Bar Association’s Anti-Corruption Committee hosted a presentation and discussion of the results of the Global Suspension & Debarment Survey pilot. Members of the Working Group, including representatives from the World Bank Office of Suspension and Debarment, the Montréal Inspector General’s Office, and the Sanctions Officer for the Inter-American Development Bank Group, discussed the survey and presented their findings on debarment systems across a range of jurisdictions and institutions. They were followed by a panel discussion of the results and the way forward on debarment issues. Panelists included:
· Mr. Chris Yukins (Lynn David Research Professor of Government Procurement Law, The George Washington University Law School)
· Ms. Jessica Tillipman (Assistant Dean for Field Placement and Professorial Lecturer in Law, The George Washington University Law School)
· Ms. Maria Swaby (Suspension and Debarment Official, United States General Services Administration)
· Ms. Belita Manka (Senior Counsel, Procurement, Legal Vice Presidency, World Bank)
The panel discussion was moderated by Mr. Collin Swan (Counsel (Sanctions), World Bank Office of Suspension and Debarment).
A summary of the discussion can be found here.