This Note will examine Transco Security and the impact of the Sixth Circuit's decision on government-wide debarment and suspension regulations proposed by the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. It will demonstrate that in upholding the constitutionality of GSA's suspension regulations, the court has implicitly approved the new OFPP regulations which reduce the judicially-mandated safeguards public contract bidders currently enjoy. The final sections of the Note will address recent congressional hearings on debarment and suspension and proposed legislation that would accord a presumption of validity to individual agency debarments and suspensions on a government-wide basis.
Lisa A. Everhart, Note, Graylisting of Federal Contractors: Transco Security Inc. of Ohio v. Freeman and Procedural Due Process Under Suspension Procedures, 31 CATH. U. L. REV. 731 (1982).