Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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United States ex rel. Ferner v. SAIC (False Claims on GSA Blanket Purchase Agreement)

SAIC agreed to pay $5.75 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims under a contract with the General Services Administration (GSA) that it knew had been awarded in violation of federal procurement regulations. In 2006, GSA awarded a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) to SAIC for the provision of professional engineering and consulting services. SAIC performed a substantial number of the task orders it received under the BPA for the U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. The government alleged that SAIC personnel provided false information to GSA contracting officials to induce them to award the BPA to SAIC—in particular, that SAIC caused another individual to falsely represent himself as an employee of the Senior Executive Staff of the Department of Defense and the Director of another federal agency.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
SAIC $5,750,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 7/3/2013
Third Amended Complaint 6/24/2013

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database