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  • Corruption Flashback: White House Asks Contractors to Release Political Donations Before Bidding

    05/14/2013 9:47:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/14/13 | Jim Hoft
    Back in 2011 the Obama Administration asked contractors to release information on their political donations. Here’s the letter: Page 1
  • Killing Me Softly: Medicare’s Competitive Bidding Program, and why you should be concerned about it

    02/27/2013 11:13:55 AM PST · by Buggman · 11 replies
    Various | 2/27/2013 | Michael Bugg
    Those of you outside the medical services industry have probably never heard the phrases “DME” (Durable Medical Equipment) or the more formal DMEPOS (Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies). You’ve also probably never heard of Medicare’s DMEPOS Competitive Bidding program, and now that I’ve said it, your first thought is probably, “Hey, bringing competition to the medical marketplace! That sounds like a great idea! After all, competition brings down prices while improving service, right? So who could be opposed to that?” Well, a lot of us, actually. Not because we’re evil monopolists bent on holding onto our little fiefdoms...
  • Company Bidding to Help Manage Ground Zero Tower Has Arab Ties

    06/14/2010 11:20:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 215+ views
    fox ^ | 6/14/10 | fox
    Nearly nine years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the bi-state agency that operates the World Trade Center is looking for a private partner to help manage the 1,776-foot office tower that is being built at Ground Zero -- and one of two companies under consideration may have ties to the Middle East. The bidding process for private partners for the "Freedom Tower" has been whittled down to two companies: Durst Organization and Related Companies, Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson Jr. reports. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will soon decide which partner will manage and...
  • Competitive Bidding Falls Off in Bush Years

    05/13/2007 9:03:22 AM PDT · by BGHater · 13 replies · 534+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 11 May 2007 | Lyndsey Layton
    The value of federal contracts awarded without competitive bidding has soared since President Bush took office in 2000, according to a new study to be released Monday by the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank. Federal contracting grew from $203 billion in fiscal 2000 to $377 billion by fiscal 2005. During the same period, the value of federal contracts awarded without competitive bidding more than doubled, from $67 billion to $145 billion, the study found. At the same time, government oversight of contracting has weakened, according to the study's author, Scott Lilly, a senior fellow at the center...
  • Revealed: how eBay sellers fix auctions

    01/28/2007 6:38:39 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 173 replies · 4,295+ views
    Times Online UK ^ | Jan.28, 2007
    CUSTOMERS of the internet auction site eBay are being defrauded by unscrupulous dealers who secretly bid up the price of items on sale to boost profits. An investigation by The Sunday Times has indicated that the practice of artificially driving up prices — known as shill bidding — is widespread across the site. Last week one of the UK’s biggest eBay sellers admitted in a taped conversation with an undercover reporter that he was prepared to use business associates to bid on his goods for him. Our inquiries found evidence that a number of businesses — ranging from overseas property...
  • CA: Rigged Bids - Legislature should bid farewell to bidding secrecy

    03/02/2006 9:48:20 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 269+ views
    CaliforniaRepublic.org ^ | 3/2/06 | Kevin Dayton
    A case filed in Superior Court in Sacramento this week could reveal which state legislator or legislators are responsible for avoiding the competitive bidding process mandated by the California Public Contract Code. The purposes of the Contract Code are to “[protect] the public from misuse of public funds,” to “provide all qualified bidders with a fair opportunity to enter the bidding process, thereby stimulating competition in a manner conducive to sound fiscal practices” and to “eliminate favoritism, fraud, and corruption in the awarding of public contracts.” According to the case, the California legislature has been disregarding these principles and getting...
  • S.Korea's Doosan Heavy may bid for Westinghouse

    08/22/2005 6:04:50 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 333+ views
    Reuters ^ | 08/22/05
    Monday August 22, 3:43 PM S.Korea's Doosan Heavy may bid for WestinghouseSEOUL, Aug 22 (Reuters) - South Korea's Doosan Heavy Industries said on Monday it was considering bidding in a consortium to buy U.S. nuclear power plant builder Westinghouse Electric Co. from British nuclear energy company BNFL. South Korea's largest manufacturer of power generation equipment would be able to reduce costs and acquire nuclear technology and know-how from the U.S. firm if a bid was successful, analysts said. Westinghouse provides nuclear fuel services, technology, plant design and equipment for nuclear power producers. State-owned BNFL bought the business, which employs about...
  • Russia: A String of Auctions Gets Canceled(blocks foreign companies from bidding)

    04/10/2005 8:16:26 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 417+ views
    Moscow Times ^ | 04/08/05 | Alex Fak
    A String of Auctions Gets Canceled By Alex Fak Staff Writer A string of auctions for oil and gas development licenses have been canceled to prevent foreign companies from bidding, an official in the Natural Resources Ministry said.The cancellations appear to constitute a de facto widening of the ban on bids by non-Russian-controlled companies, contradicting recent assurances from Natural Resources Minister Yury Trutnev and other ministers. The latest cases also highlight uncertainties faced by foreign natural resource companies as the State Duma prepares to debate a long-anticipated bill on restricting foreigners' access to subsoil resources.Among the auctions canceled are those...
  • Pentagon Ousts Official Under FBI Investigation [Shaw: Russians took 380 tons, friends got deals]

    12/11/2004 8:01:47 AM PST · by Mike Fieschko · 18 replies · 910+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Dec 11, 2004 | T. Christian Miller
    <p>WASHINGTON — A senior Defense official placed under investigation by the FBI (news - web sites) on allegations that he tried to steer Iraqi reconstruction contracts toward friends has been removed from office, Pentagon (news - web sites) officials confirmed Friday.</p>
  • Bush Laughs Off Critics Of 'Spoils Of War' Bidding

    12/11/2003 4:56:19 PM PST · by blam · 85 replies · 239+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 12-12-2003 | Rupert Cornwell
    Bush laughs off critics of 'spoils of war' bidding By Rupert Cornwell in Washington 12 December 2003 George Bush poured fuel on the flames of the Iraq contracts dispute yesterday with a sneering dismissal of a suggestion by the German Chancellor that the decision to bar Germany, France Russia and Canada from bidding might violate international law. "International law? I'd better call my lawyer," the American President joked in response to a reporter's question at the White House. Gerhard Schröder had spoken earlier after a meeting in Berlin with Kofi Annan, the UN secretary general. Mr Annan called the decision...
  • Poor Baby Axis of Weasel Barred from Iraq Contracts

    12/10/2003 6:17:57 PM PST · by forty_years · 8 replies · 169+ views
    The War to Mobilize Democracy (netwmd.com) ^ | December 10, 2003 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    Poor Baby Axis of WeaselBarred from Iraq Contracts By Andrew L. Jaffee, December 10, 2003 Home   Search   Forum   Terms The U.S. today barred Axis of Weasel countries (like Russia, Canada, France, and Germany) from bidding on $18.6 billion in contracts for rebuilding Iraq. These countries all opposed the U.S.-led coalition's liberation of Iraq. It seems only reasonable for U.S. taxpayer money to be spent on countries that support the U.S. in bringing democracy to the Middle East. French, Canadian, Russian, and German soldiers aren't being killed in Iraq now. Remember how vociferously these countries defended Saddam? Why should they be rewarded for...
  • The Dems' Enemy

    09/22/2003 1:50:54 PM PDT · by WarrenC · 7 replies · 190+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 9/22/03 | Rich Lowry
    The Dems’ Enemy Smearing Halliburton. The Democrats have discovered the enemy in the ongoing Iraq war. And it is Halliburton. Nothing quite so angers Democrats about the current situation in Iraq than that Halliburton is making money there. Dennis Kucinich, the out-to-lunch leftist who sounds ever more mainstream given the leftward drift of the rest of the Democratic field, wants the United Nations in Iraq so there will be "no more Halliburton sweetheart deals." Bob Graham huffs, "I will not support a dime to protect the profits of Halliburton in Iraq." John Edwards vows "to stop this president from giving...
  • In California Race, an Online Invitation to Profit

    09/07/2003 2:18:15 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 9 replies · 246+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sept. 7, 2003 | Guy Gugliotta
    At the Iowa Electronic Markets, you can spend $5 or $500 online buying and selling futures for the California recall election, with 12 different outcomes open for trading and an opportunity to treble your investment if you don't let sentiment get in the way of greed. "We ask you to think about not what you want to happen, but what you think is going to happen," said Joyce Berg, a member of IEM's board of directors and an accounting professor at the University of Iowa's Henry B. Tippie College of Business -- inventor and custodian of the electronic market. IEM...
  • Cuba Announces Bid for 2012 Olympics

    06/06/2003 1:11:57 PM PDT · by yonif · 34 replies · 1,080+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | Fri, Jun. 06, 2003 | Associated Press
    HAVANA - Havana formally entered its bid to host the 2012 Olympics after a special meeting Friday of the Cuban Olympic Committee. Havana Mayor Juan Continou said Cuba's strong international sports program makes it worthy of hosting the showcase event. The last major sports event staged by Cuba was the 1991 Pan American Games. In choosing an Olympics site, "athletic merits should be a priority, not the wealth of a country, nor sponsors, nor television," said Jose Ramon Fernandez, president of the Cuban Olympic Committee. Cash-strapped communist Cuba traditionally has opposed the commercialization of sports. Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez...