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June 27, 2016

Posted  June 27, 2016

Massachusetts announced that a Chicopee-based mechanical contractor has agreed to pay more than $220,000 to resolve allegations it falsely certified compliance with equal opportunity requirements on two public contracts. The assurance of discontinuance alleges B-G Mechanical Contractors, Inc. (B-G) violated the state’s consumer protection laws and False Claims Act by failing to abide by provisions in two public design-build energy contracts requiring B-G to subcontract a certain percentage of work to Minority/Women Business Enterprises (M/WBEs). For both contracts, the AG’s Office alleges B-G improperly claimed full M/WBE credit for supplies subcontractors sold to and then repurchased from M/WBEs in sham transactions. MA

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