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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Minneapolis Bridge Collapse (State Lawsuit)

The URS Corporation and the State of Minnesota settled a lawsuit over the August 1, 2007 collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis. The Minnesota Department of Transportation had hired URS to analyze the structural integrity of the bridge. The state alleged URS breached its contracts and was negligent because it failed to discover the bridge’s defects, including that some of the steel plates that joined the bridge’s beams together were thinner than they should have been. URS did not admit any liability or fault and agreed to pay $5 million.

Misconduct Type
Poor Contract Performance
Enforcement Agency
State/Local
Contracting Party
State/Local
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement
3/19/2010
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
URS Corporation $5,000,000
Further Information Released
Form 10-Q (excerpt) 11/30/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database