7-11 Supplier Debarment, Suspension, and Ineligibility

7-11.1 Initiating a Request for Debarment or Suspension

The CO, the OIG, the Inspection Service, General Counsel, or a representative from any other affected area of the Postal Service that becomes aware of circumstances that may serve as the basis for a debarment or suspension may make the request to the debarring official (VP, SM) through appropriate channels (e.g., CO, manager, general counsel, debarment and suspension coordinator). However, circumstances that involve possible criminal or fraudulent activities must first be reported to the OIG or Inspection Service, as appropriate, for investigative consideration.

A debarment or suspension request should be in the form of a memorandum or e-mail addressed to the VP, SM. The request must identify the party or parties proposed to be debarred or suspended, including specifically, where applicable, the identities of corporate officers, agents, affiliates, or others proposed to be included in the requested action; it must clearly identify and explain the cause(s) for debarment or suspension; and it must be accompanied by the following information, as applicable: