OIG Blasts Philly's Contracting Controls In Scandal's Wake

Law360, Philadelphia (October 25, 2013, 6:01 PM EDT) -- Philadelphia's Office of the Inspector General issued a report Friday finding systemic problems with the city’s process for vetting proposals from prospective contractors, just days after the arrest of a vendor who submitted fraudulent documents to bid on a lucrative construction project.

The office’s report found that city departments regularly failed to independently verify information — including bonding, insurance and tax status — submitted by contractors as part of their bids, and awarded work to vendors whose ultimate inability to perform left the city on the...
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