The General Services Administration, or GSA, oversees many of the government's procurement contracts. Due to the large number of procurements it handles, there is a significant possibility of corruption and fraud.
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The United States Department of Transportation (hereinafter “USDOT” or “DOT”) distributes substantial funds each year to finance state and local construction, public transit, and airport agency projects.
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).
On August 2, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued its decision in United States ex rel. Hooper v. Lockheed Martin Corp., holding that underbidding on a $900 million government contract creates liability under the False Claims Act.