Interview Questions: Failure to Meet Contract Specifications

Questions that might reveal failure to meet contract specifications include:

  • Do you know or suspect, or have you heard, that a contractor has intentionally failed to meet contract specifications?
  • Have users complained about the quality of goods or works provided by a contractor?
  • Have subsequent, independent tests or inspections revealed that a contractor has failed to meet specifications?
  • Have there been instances of apparently forged or altered supporting documents, test or inspection reports, or completion certificates?
  • Have there been instances of discrepancies between invoices and supporting documents, or invoices submitted without supporting documents?
  • Have there been allegations or indications that inspectors have been influenced or corrupted by contractors?
  • Are controls and procedures to detect instances of failure to meet contract specifications in place and enforced?