Case Example of Failure to Meet Contract Specifications

Urban Road Project

The contract specifications for this road project called for an urban asphalt road in the capital city that would handle substantial vehicle and truck traffic and which would last for ten years.  The picture of the road, below, was taken only thirteen months after completion.

The investigation revealed that the contractor had received a series of unjustified, high-priced sole source contract awards and paid substantial bribes to local project officials and inspectors in order to avoid complying with contract specifications.  Among other failures, the contractor deliberately failed to provide adequate drainage, lay the proper foundation or surfacing materials or do adequate compaction, resulting in the prompt disintegration of the road.

Fraudulent Structural Concrete Construction Work

In this case the contractor deliberately failed to install the required steel rebar in concrete pillars, as evidenced by the dimpled concrete exteriors.