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…

Overcharging the U.S. Postal Service

Hewlett-Packard agreed to pay $32.5 million to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that it overcharged the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) for IT hardware between October 2001 and December 2010. The government alleged that under the Acquisition of Desktop Extended Processing Technology (ADEPT) II contract between HP and the USPS, HP overcharged USPS by failing to comply with pricing terms of the contract, including a requirement that HP provide prices that were no greater than those offered to HP customers with comparable contracts. The government also alleged that HP made misrepresentations during the negotiation of the contract regarding its pricing and its plans to ensure it would provide the required most favored customer pricing.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Hewlett-Packard Company $32,500,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 8/1/2014

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database