Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Congressional Investigation of COVID Vaccine Manufacturing Failures

A joint investigation by the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis and the House Committee on Oversight and Reform found Emergent BioSolutions deliberately hid evidence from government inspectors of potential quality-control problems with batches of coronavirus vaccines. The investigators also found Emergent executives promoted the company’s manufacturing capabilities despite being warned of severe deficiencies. The investigators concluded that poor employee training, improper procedures, and other problems at Emergent’s Baltimore, Maryland, manufacturing facility ruined 400 million doses overall. The Department of Health and Human Services terminated its contract with Emergent in November 2021 due to the company’s failure to follow federal manufacturing standards.

Misconduct Type
Poor Contract Performance
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Health and Human Services
Court Type
Investigative Finding
Date of Final Report
Contractors Involved Penalty
Emergent BioSolutions $0
Further Information Released
Congressional Press Release 5/10/2022
Final Report 5/10/2022
Preliminary Findings 5/19/2021

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database