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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, April 15, 2013

The GSA's Office of Inspector General finds irregularities in Chicago's Federal Building Roof Replacement Project

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the General Services Administration (GSA) in Chicago issued a memo October 13, 2011 criticizing the award and administration of the Chicago Federal Building Roof Replacement bid - awarded to Tremco.

The areas of concern were:
1.  "The project should not have been awarded under a Multiple 
      Award Schedule (MAS) given the non routine aspects of
      the project."

2.  "Public Buildings Service (PBS) personnel did not resolve
      the significant difference between bids and the 
      Independent Government Estimate (IGE) prior to award."

3.  "Several months after award, PBS issued a modification 
     for over $1 million, which could not be verified to the MAS 
     price list."

4.  "Five subcontractors did not provide certified payroll records."

"On July 24, 2009, the Great Lakes Region’s PBS awarded a $2,461,717 task order (GSP0509SI0362) to Tremco, Inc., of Beachwood, Ohio."

 "On July 16, 2009, the estimator sent the contracting officer an email with an IGE, totaling $4,038,177, for this project. Four vendors submitted bids, three of which ranged from 20 to 39 percent below the original IGE amount.

PBS awarded the task order toTremco, the low bidder, for $2,461,717, 39 percent below the IGE."

"On December 15, 2009, PBS issued modification PC02,  for $1,045,194.  The modification raised the total value of the order to $3,506,91."

The project was funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.