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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…

Bridgestone Americas v. IBM (Back-Office IT System Overhaul)

Tire manufacturer Bridgestone alleged that IBM breached a 2009 contract to upgrade Bridgestone’s companywide invoicing, order management, delivery, and accounting IT system. Bridgestone claimed that after more than two years and $74 million, IBM delivered a defective system. Bridgestone alleged breach of contract, misrepresentation, gross negligence and fraud, and sought more than $200 million in damages (tripled under the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act). In June 2018, it was reported that both parties reached a settlement.

Misconduct Type
Poor Contract Performance
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
Non-Governmental
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Complaint
10/29/2013
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
IBM Corporation Undisclosed
Further Information Released
Complaint 10/29/2013

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database