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Excerpts from state ruling on McDonough Associates

McDonough Associates' response Illinois Department Transportation's move suspend firm frombeing eligiblefor state contracts.

McDonough Associates' response to the Illinois Department of Transportation's move to suspend the firm frombeing eligiblefor state contracts.

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Among the findings state procurement officer Bill Grunloh cited in handing down a three-year suspension of Chicago construction engineering giant McDonough Associates Inc. from Illinois Department of Transportation contracts:

◆ “The actions of [McDonough] . . . constitute theft . . . [and] indicates that [the firm] lacks integrity and honesty in the conduct of business or the performance of contracts.”

◆ “For the majority of the last decade, Contractor has been overbilling. “

◆ “The magnitude of the overbilling and the inability of such a business to prevent this kind of activity is . . . staggering.”

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