Case Summaries

Date of Sanction Case Case Number Entity Type Entity Number Period

12 May 2017

Fraudulent practices

The suspicions of an EA were confirmed as it established possible misrepresentation of work experience by a bidder in its bid for an $8 million ADB-financed contract. The EA sought independent confirmation from the bidder’s prior employer and found that the work experience submitted by the bidder was falsified. The EA disqualified the firm and reported the matter to OAI.

The IOC agreed with OAI’s findings that the firm and its representative engaged in fraud by submitting falsified work experience. The IOC imposed a sanction of 4 years on the firm and its representative, also taking into account, as an aggravating circumstance, the lack of cooperation during OAI’s investigation.

16-026-1705

Individual 1 4 years

12 May 2017

Fraudulent practices

The suspicions of an EA were confirmed as it established possible misrepresentation of work experience by a bidder in its bid for an $8 million ADB-financed contract. The EA sought independent confirmation from the bidder’s prior employer and found that the work experience submitted by the bidder was falsified. The EA disqualified the firm and reported the matter to OAI.

The IOC agreed with OAI’s findings that the firm and its representative engaged in fraud by submitting falsified work experience. The IOC imposed a sanction of 4 years on the firm and its representative, also taking into account, as an aggravating circumstance, the lack of cooperation during OAI’s investigation.

16-026-1705

Firm 1 4 years

12 May 2017

Fraudulent practices

The EA identified that a bidder had misrepresented its work experience in its bid for a $12.8 million ADB-financed contract.  The EA, using publicly available records, found that the bidder overstated its prior completed work experience.  The EA disqualified the bidder and reported the matter to OAI.  OAI’s investigation concluded that the firm and its representative engaged in fraudulent practice.

The IOC imposed a sanction of 4-year debarment on the bidder and its representative considering the bidder’s lack of cooperation during the investigation as an aggravating circumstance.

13-055-1705

Individual 1 4 years

12 May 2017

Fraudulent practices

The EA identified that a bidder had misrepresented its work experience in its bid for a $12.8 million ADB-financed contract.  The EA, using publicly available records, found that the bidder overstated its prior completed work experience.  The EA disqualified the bidder and reported the matter to OAI.  OAI’s investigation concluded that the firm and its representative engaged in fraudulent practice.

The IOC imposed a sanction of 4-year debarment on the bidder and its representative considering the bidder’s lack of cooperation during the investigation as an aggravating circumstance.

13-055-1705

Firm 1 4 years

4 May 2017

Fraudulent practices

A diligent ADB project officer identified a firm’s possible misrepresentation of contract experience, and forwarded this concern to OAI. In parallel with OAI’s investigation, the regional department took immediate steps to ensure cancellation of the contract awarded to the firm, which was in the amount of $15 million. After investigation, OAI concluded that the firm and its two representatives engaged in fraudulent practice by submitting a falsified contract in its bid. In considering the applicable debarment period, OAI took into account the firm’s cooperation, its immediate admission of its fraudulent submission and its return of the advance payment received upon cancellation of the contract. The firm and its two representatives accepted OAI’s proposed sanction of 2 years for the integrity violation committed.  Through collaborative efforts of concerned staff, ADB funds and project implementation were safeguarded.

17-003-1705

Individual 2 2 years

4 May 2017

Fraudulent practices

A diligent ADB project officer identified a firm’s possible misrepresentation of contract experience, and forwarded this concern to OAI. In parallel with OAI’s investigation, the regional department took immediate steps to ensure cancellation of the contract awarded to the firm, which was in the amount of $15 million. After investigation, OAI concluded that the firm and its two representatives engaged in fraudulent practice by submitting a falsified contract in its bid. In considering the applicable debarment period, OAI took into account the firm’s cooperation, its immediate admission of its fraudulent submission and its return of the advance payment received upon cancellation of the contract. The firm and its two representatives accepted OAI’s proposed sanction of 2 years for the integrity violation committed.  Through collaborative efforts of concerned staff, ADB funds and project implementation were safeguarded.

17-003-1705

Firm 1 2 years

29 March 2017

Fraudulent practices

An executing agency (EA) identified that a firm, in its bid for a $1.5 million ADB-funded contract, submitted fraudulent audited financial statements.  OAI confirmed the EA’s allegation and found the firm’s fraudulent representation of the 2012 and 2013 audited financial statements from a non-accredited chartered accountant.

The Integrity Oversight Committee (IOC) imposed a sanction of 2.5 years on the firm for fraudulent practice, taking into account as partial recognition the action taken by the firm to rectify the fraudulent representation by having an accredited accountant audit the financial statements.

15-056-1703

Firm 1 2.5 years