regulations require that MAS Program vendors disclose to GSA any changes in their commercial pricing practices, including new discounts that are offered to commercial customers after the MAS contract is in place
(PRWEB) March 31, 2014
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "On October 28, 2013 a software company agreed to pay the United States $6.2 million to settle allegations under the False Claims Act. The government alleged that the software company and its predecessors provided the General Services Administration (GSA) with defective pricing information in order to obtain and maintain a GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract that permitted them to sell software licenses and related services to federal agencies at inflated prices."
In this situation the whistleblower will receive a $1,178,000 settlement. If an employee has detailed documentation that a company they work for is doing something similar, please call Corporate Whistleblower Center at 866-714-6466, for a full explanation of federal whistleblower programs. http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
According to a October 2013 Justice Department press release,"Under the MAS Program, prospective vendors agree to disclose their commercial pricing policies and practices to GSA. They do so in exchange for the opportunity to gain access to the broad federal marketplace, and the ease of administration that comes from selling to hundreds of government purchasers under one central MAS contract. GSA regulations clearly state that during the initial contract negotiations with them, prospective vendors seeking a MAS contract must make “current, accurate and complete” disclosures of the standard and non-standard discounts they offer to commercial customers. GSA relies on the accuracy of these disclosures in order to negotiate fair pricing for government purchasers. Additionally, after the MAS contract is awarded, regulations require that MAS Program vendors disclose to GSA any changes in their commercial pricing practices, including new discounts that are offered to commercial customers after the MAS contract is in place."
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Simple rules for a whistleblower from the Corporate Whistleblower Center:
- Do not go to the government first, if you are a major whistleblower. The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “Major whistleblowers frequently go to the federal government thinking they will help. Its a huge mistake. Frequently government officials could care less, or they are incompetent.”
- Do not go to the news media with your whistleblower information. Public revelation of a whistleblower’s information could destroy any prospect for a reward.
- Do not try to force a government contractor, or corporation to come clean to the government about their wrongdoing. The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “Fraud is so rampant among federal contractors, that any suggestion of exposure might result in an instant job termination, or harassment of the whistleblower. We say, come to us first, tell us what type of information you have, and if we think its sufficient, we will help find the right law firms, to assist in advancing your information.”
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Any type of insider, or employee, who possesses significant proof of their employer, or a government contractor fleecing the federal government is encouraged to contact to Corporate Whistleblower Center anytime at 866-714-6466, or they can contact the group via their web site at http://CorporateWhistleBlowerCenter.Com
For attribution purposes please refer to the October 2013 United States Department of Justice press release on this matter: http://www.justice.gov/usao/md/news/2013/AxwayInc.AgreesToPay6.2MillionToResolveFalseClaimsActAllegationsRelatedToGSAMultipleAw.html
Case number: United States ex rel. Kenneth Marcus v. Tumbleweed Communications Corp., DKC-08-1006.