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  • John Fox & Clemon Williams vs. Kern High School District, Whistleblowing to the FBI Re: Garland Purchase Orders, Bakersfield, California, 2013
  • GSA vs. Tremco, Qui Tam Suit, 2013
  • Los Angeles vs. Garland, Re: Bid Collusion, Racketeering, etc., Los Angeles, California, About 1997
  • Quality Tile Roofing vs. Tremco Roofing, Re: False Fraud Charges leveled at Tremco Certified Contractor for not bidding Tremco products at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Boise, Idaho, About 1997

Monday, November 3, 2008

Indiana State Attorney General rules the Educational Purchasing Agency Scheme Illegal

The Indiana State Attorney General has ruled as of November 3rd, 2008 that all construction contracts have to be competitively bid and that the roofing products specifically cannot be purchased through a Purchasing Association! 

For those in the roofing industry - this is a major step towards competitive bids required in school roofing - not to mention all other products. Here's to sense and sensibility - and good laws! 

The key parts of the ruling:?

"...the purpose of the public work statute and its bidding requirements is to protect the public by ensuring that the process is competitive." and "...the conclusion that roof repair/replacement projects are not subject to the public work statutes would be contrary to the spirit and purpose of the public works law." and "...Regardless of the cost, all public work projects have certain statutory requirements related to bids and quotes that must be observed before contracts are awarded for the project." and "...Upon declaration of an emergency, a contract for a public work project may be awarded without advertising for bids or quotes are invited from at least two (2) persons known to deal in the work required to be done." Note: Statutes govern who can specify construction products, particularly related to fire-rated products and on public buildings. 

 Further, as in the post below, the FBI has caught a New Orleans Administrator using "emergency" work in a way some of you are all too familiar with:
" Carl Coleman, a former risk manager for the New Orleans Public Schools, pled guilty to accepting some $300,000 in kickbacks in exchange for giving contractors favorable treatment on “emergency bid” work. Following this case, the New Orleans Police Department, U.S. Department of Education, FBI, and others created a working group to review and investigate alleged criminal violations in the New Orleans Public Schools. So far, the group’s work has led to over 25 convictions." 

 And here's the letter: You can see it also at Diana Vice's blog, at: