Posts Tagged ‘Forrester Construction’

Forrester Construction To Pay Feds $2 Million Over CBE Fraud

A settlement will end an ongoing investigation into its practices.

Allegedly Fraudulent Contractor Barred From CBE Program for 5 Years

The contracting machinations surrounding the remodeling of Anacostia Senior High School have finally come to an end. On Tuesday, city contractor EEC of D.C. followed in the footsteps of former joint venture partner Forrester Construction and entered a settlement with the District over an alleged fraud scheme to take advantage of city contracting preferences.
It's fair to say that neither company [...]

District Sues Contractor for CBE Program Fraud

A D.C. company scammed the District government by abusing its status as a business based in the city on three separate projects, according to a lawsuit filed by the District last week.
Contractor EEC of D.C. abused the city's Certified Business Enterprise program and a mechanism for joint ventures intended to help local companies win bigger contracts, according to [...]

Gray Asks Foxes to Arrange CBE Henhouse

Mayor Vince Gray has been seeking reforms to the embattled Certified Business Enterprise program for nearly nine months now and so far has precious little to show for it.
The beefed-up enforcement of CBE rules and regulations by the Department of Small and Local Business Development that Gray announced in October? The department is still staffing [...]

Another City Construction Contracting Mystery

Last October, LL reported on a mystery in city contracting involving Keith Lomax, the owner of a construction company and one-time chauffeur to former Mayor Adrian Fenty. The mystery: what exactly did Lomax's company, RBK Construction, do to receive a $2.8 million drywall contract at Anacostia Senior High School in which it did not, in [...]

How Many Managers Are Needed to Install Bathroom Stalls?

How many managers did D.C. need in order to buy and install bathroom stalls for the newly renovated Anacostia High School? Let's count:
We begin with the city, which has placed responsibility with $3.5 billion in school construction with the Office of Public Education Facilities Modernization, which was then headed by City Administrator [...]

Not Our Problem

When confronted with evidence of what one city contracting official later described as “admittedly fraudulent” behavior between two private construction companies, the District government and private employees working on its behalf ignored the problem, then eventually quietly offered to broker a settlement between the feuding companies that would have cost taxpayers $250,000.
That’s what more than [...]

Who Do You Know?

We all know Keith Lomax can drive.
When former Mayor Adrian Fenty was in office, Lomax used to chauffeur Hizzoner around in a District-owned vehicle. Then the media made a fuss, and Fenty apologized for letting his friend and former substitute teacher drive him around in violation of city laws.
What’s less clear is what Lomax does [...]

City “Evaluating Options” For Seven Months in Alleged CBE Fraud Case

Here's more proof that Forrester Construction may have operated sham joint ventures that received more than $100 million in city construction work: two newly obtained documents that show the company having almost complete control of the construction of the new Department of Employment Services headquarters and a senior center in Ward 1, despite the fact [...]

D.C. Council Asks, David Forrester Mostly Doesn’t Answer

David Forrester, the president of a Rockville-based construction company that bears his family name, had a chance today to explain to the D.C. Council what exactly happened during the construction of Anacostia Senior High School.
By now you all know that LL has previously written how Forrester allegedly used an allegedly local company as a [...]