9.0
SUSPENSION & DEBARMENT
A.
Suspension
After meeting with the affected University department(s) and, where practicable,
the vendor who is to be suspended, the Assistant Vice President of Business
Operations may issue a written determination to suspend a vendor from doing
business with the University pending an investigation to determine whether
cause exists for debarment. The suspension shall not exceed three (3) months
unless a criminal indictment has been issued for an offense, which would be
cause for debarment. In such cases, the suspension may remain in effect until
after the trial of the suspended vendor.

1.
A written notice of the suspension, including a copy of the determination,
shall be sent to the suspended vendor. The notice shall:
a.
State that the suspension will be for the period necessary to
complete an investigation into possible debarment; and
b.
Inform the suspended vendor that any person(s) representing the
suspended vendor during the suspension period may conduct no
business with the University and that any solicitation responses
received from the suspended vendor during the suspension period
shall not be considered.
2.
The suspension period will be effective upon issuance of the notice of
suspension.
B.
Debarment
1.
A vendor may be debarred for any of the following reasons:
a.
Conviction of a criminal offense in relation to obtaining or
attempting to obtain a University contract or in the performance of
such contract;
b.
Conviction under State of Colorado or federal statutes of
embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, falsification or destruction of
records or receiving stolen property;
c.
Conviction under State of Colorado or federal antitrust statutes
arising out of the submission of bids or proposals;
d.
Willful material failure to perform in accordance with the terms of
one or more contracts following notice of such failure, or a history
of material failure to perform, or of materially unsatisfactory
performance of one or more contracts;
e.
The vendor is currently under debarment by any other
governmental entity which is based upon a settlement agreement
or a final administrative or judicial determination issued by a
federal, state or local governmental entity; and/or
f.
Violation of the provisions of Section 7-108-401 C.R.S., “General
Standards of Conduct for Directors and Officers.”

2.
Following completion of the investigation to determine whether a vendor
has engaged in activities that are cause for debarment, the Assistant Vice
President of Business Operations may debar the vendor. A vendor may
be debarred for a period of time commensurate with the seriousness of
the offense.
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3.
A written notice of debarment shall be sent to the debarred vendor. The
notice shall:
a.
State the debarment period; and
b.
Inform the debarred vendor that any person(s) representing the
debarred vendor during the debarment period may conduct no
business with the University and that any solicitation responses
received from the debarred vendor during the debarment period
shall not be considered.

4.
The debarment period will be effective fourteen (14) days after the notice
of debarment is sent to the debarred vendor.
5.
After the debarment period begins, the vendor shall remain debarred until
the debarment period specified expires unless a court of competent
jurisdiction or the Assistant Vice President of Business Operations deems
otherwise.
C.
Master List
The Office of Business Operations shall maintain a master list of all suspensions and
debarments. The master list containing information concerning suspensions and
debarments will be a public record.

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