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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…

Texas Health and Human Services Commission Contract

In June 2005, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) awarded Accenture a contract to operate an integrated eligibility determination system for state health and welfare programs. After receiving numerous complaints about the system, the legislature requested an audit by the state comptroller. Among the comptroller’s findings: the project was running behind schedule and $100 million over budget, Accenture did not meet its performance requirements, and there were delays and inaccuracies in processing health insurance applications. The comptroller recommended terminating the contract, which the HHSC did in March 2007. According to its response to POGO, Accenture disputes the accuracy of the comptroller’s report, claiming it “relied on outdated information and ignored significant performance improvements made by the Accenture team in areas such as staff training, application processing and call center operations.”

Misconduct Type
Poor Contract Performance
Enforcement Agency
State/Local
Contracting Party
State/Local
Court Type
N/A
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Contract Termination
3/13/2007
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Accenture $0
Further Information Released
Comptroller Audit Summary 4/25/2008
Sen. Eliot Shapleigh Press Release 4/25/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database