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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Documenting Good Faith Efforts on 100% State Funded Projects

Posted in Disadvantage Business Enterprises (DBE)

As readers of this blog know, demonstrating “good-faith efforts” to subcontract work to disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE)  in order to meet a DBE participation goal has long been the law on projects receiving funding through the FWHA or FTA.  Recently, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation made a revision to its regulations requiring that the same… Continue Reading

THE EVER GROWING MISSION CREEP OF THE OFCCP

Posted in Government Contracts

Previously, I have written and warned about the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance (“OFCCP”), which I like to call the most powerful federal agency you have never heard of.  The OFCCP purpose is to enforce federal affirmative action regulations applicable to contractors and subcontractors performing work funded, in whole or in part,… Continue Reading

This Could Be the Biggest DBE Fraud Case Yet

Posted in Disadvantage Business Enterprises (DBE)

In several previous posts, we have talked about the growing risk to contractors that violate the federal, state, and local D/M/WBE programs.  This summer we saw the sentencing of the remaining defendants in the infamous Schuykill Products case.  That case was a $136 million DBE scam that the FBI called the largest DBE fraud ever…. Continue Reading