Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Deficient Oversight of Hanford Waste Treatment Plant Suppliers

Bechtel National agreed to pay a $170,000 to settle a Department of Energy (DOE) investigation into Bechtel National’s oversight of its vendors’ implementation of their commercial grade dedication programs during the construction of the Hanford, Washington Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant. Deficiencies identified by DOE Office of Health, Safety and Security’s Office of Enforcement included inadequacy in determining the critical characteristics of materials and components, sampling techniques and lot formation that were not properly conducted, and methods used for material and component acceptance and acceptance testing that were not clearly defined. The deficiencies did not result in the receipt or installation of materials or components that did not meet established requirements and specifications.

Misconduct Type
Poor Contract Performance
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Consent Order
Contractors Involved Penalty
Bechtel Corporation $170,000
Further Information Released
Consent Order 10/21/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database