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Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Hidden Dangers of Failing to Follow DBE Rules (Part 1): Bid Challenges

Posted in Disadvantage Business Enterprises (DBE)

Criminal indictment is not the only threat to contractors who fail to follow the Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) regulations.  While the risk of jail and civil fines is real, it is limited to those contractors that knowingly violate the DBE rules by engaging in a scheme to use the DBE program to… Continue Reading

The DOT’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program: The Huge Cost of Non-Compliance

Posted in Disadvantage Business Enterprises (DBE)

Join us for a webinar on Mar 27, 2014 at 2:00 PM EDT. Register now! On January 13, 2014, the Department of Justice announced that two former executives of Schuylkill Products, Inc. had each been sentenced to 2 years in federal prison and forced to pay $119 million is restitution because of their role… Continue Reading

Why It Took So Long to Indict the Ironworkers

Posted in Picketing, Unions

News of the indictment of 10 members of the Ironworkers Union, left many wondering “What took them so long?”  As any developer or merit shop contractor will tell you, the actions that the Ironworkers are alleged to have engaged in are not solely the purview of the Ironworkers.  Indeed threats, violence, and property destruction are… Continue Reading