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…

April 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill – Federal Contracting Suspension

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) temporarily suspended BP Exploration and Production, Inc., BP P.L.C., and affiliated companies from new contracts with the federal government. EPA took this action due to BP’s lack of business integrity as demonstrated by the company’s conduct with regard to the Deepwater Horizon blowout, explosion, oil spill, and response, which resulted in the filing of a criminal information and BP’s pleading guilty to eleven counts of misconduct or neglect of ship officers, one count of obstruction of Congress, one misdemeanor count of a violation of the Clean Water Act, and one misdemeanor count of a violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (see BP P.L.C. instance, “April 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill – Federal Criminal Settlement”). The government lifted the suspension in March 2014 pursuant to an administrative agreement requiring the company to implement reforms addressing ethics compliance, corporate governance, and process safety.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Suspend/Debar - Company
Date of Suspension
Contractors Involved Penalty
BP P.L.C. $0

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database