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Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OAL)

Debarments and Suspensions

Mission Statement

The Debarment and Suspension Committee (D&S) within the Department of Veterans Affairs reviews all referrals for procurement suspension and debarment actions governed by FAR Subpart 9.4 and 38 United States Code (USC) § § 8127(g) of Public Law 109-461, the Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 20061.  When the D&S Committee finds evidence of a cause for debarment or suspension, it will conduct a fact-finding and present facts and recommendations to the Suspension and Debarring Official (SDO).

Contact Information

  • D&S Committee email — vasuspension&
  • William A. Cox — Debarment and Suspension (D&S) Committee Chair
  • Suspension and Debarring Official (SDO) — Mr. Jan Frye, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OAL)


E-mail all referrals to the D&S Committee, and include a completed “Executive Summary” along with all relevant documents by completing the D&S Referrals Form.

Do not include confidential, sensitive or protected information such as social security numbers.  Sensitive, confidential or protected information needs to be sanitized or redacted prior to submission of the referral.  Documents that include confidential, sensitive or protected information will be returned for redaction prior to consideration by the Committee.  However, this information may be requested at a later date.


1 Section 706 of Public Law 112-154, Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012, amended paragraph (g) of 38 USC 8127.