Investigations

 

Bid Rigging

Bid Rigging

Contractors misrepresent that they are competing against each other when they actually agree to cooperate on the winning bid to increase job profit.

Conflict of Interest

Conflict of Interest

A government contracting or oversight official has an undisclosed financial interest in a contractor or consultant, resulting in an improper contract award or inflated costs.

Disadvantaged Business Fraud

Disadvantaged Business Fraud

A contractor misrepresents who performed the work in order to appear to be in compliance with contract goals for involvement of minority/women-owned businesses.

 Debris Removal

Debris Removal Fraud

A contractor requests to be paid for the removal of more construction debris than was actually removed.

 Kickbacks

Kickbacks

A contractor misrepresents the cost of performing work by secretly paying a fee for being awarded the contract and, therefore, inflating the cost to the government.

 Materials Overcharging

Materials Overcharging

A contractor misrepresents how much construction material was used on a job in order to be paid for more material than was actually used.

Product Substitution 

Product Substitutions

A contractor misrepresents the type or quality of product used in order to reduce costs for construction materials.


 Quality Control

Quality Control Testing

A contractor misrepresents the results of quality control tests in order to limit costs or increase profits, earn contract incentives, or avoid project shutdown.

Time Overcharging 

Time Overcharging

A contractor misrepresents the distribution of employee labor in order to charge for more work hours, or a higher overhead rate to increase profit.

 Bribery

Bribery

A contractor compensates a government official in exchange for obtaining contracts or permitting overcharges.

 Generic

Fraud (general)

 

 

 

 

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