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Alleged Falsification of Equal Opportunity Compliance Certification Costs Contractor $381,712

  • Massachusetts AG Maura Healey reached a settlement with mechanical contractor ENE Systems, Inc. to resolve allegations that it falsely certified compliance with equal opportunity and personnel requirements on contracts with the state in violation of the Massachusetts False Claims Act.
  • According to the AG’s office, ENE Systems allegedly met only 13% of the minority- or women-owned business participation goals set forth in its contracts with the state’s Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (“DCAMM”). In addition, ENE Systems allegedly misrepresented the number of hours its project manager was present on-site.
  • Under the assurance of discontinuance, ENE Systems will pay $300,000 to the state and will waive $81,712 held by DCAMM. In addition, ENE Systems must have a bid manager for each bid it submits to a political subdivision of the state and a contract manager to ensure compliance with contractual obligations.