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…

Hanford Waste Treatment Plant Construction False Claims

Bechtel and AECOM Energy & Construction paid $57.75 million to resolve allegations that for a decade they overcharged the government for labor costs on a contract to build the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant at the Hanford Site. The government alleged the companies claimed reimbursement for costs associated with time that was not productively worked, including downtime, idle time, standby time, and other non-productive time, some of which was unallowable under the circumstances that existed at the times those costs were incurred.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
AECOM Technology Corporation Unknown
Bechtel Corporation Unknown
Further Information Released
Settlement Agreement 8/31/2020

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database