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Additional Thoughts on Intentional Underbidding as a Violation of the False Claims Act

We wrote on this topic once bofore, but thought it was worth another looks.It is somewhat counter-intuitive to think of underbidding a contract as fraud, and as a violation of the False Claims Act (the “FCA”).  Indeed, the FCA was enacted during the Civil War in response to overcharges and other abuses by defense contractors. United States ex rel. Harrison v. Westinghouse Savannah River Co., 176 F.3d 776, 784 (4th Cir.1999).