Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Parsons Corp

 Susan Brannon
6 July 2011

Please Note:  I understand that this is a complicated web, but I advise you to take some time and browse through the links and articles listed on the bottom of this post.  If you read the information, you will start to realize how this mess with our money spent on wars, are connected with oil, our government officials, and the contractors. 

Parsons Corp
•    Built the Police Academy in Iraq and finished in 2006, by July 2006 the building had crumbling walls and sewage running from the ceilings and walls. The cost? $72 Million.  (NYT) Essentially, when they put in the plumbing, they had no fittings, so they just joined plumbing pipes, cemented them together," he said. "The connections burst once they started to be used, and the sewage thus leaked from the bathrooms down through the building — and into light fixtures and through the ceilings."  By Sept 2006, Parsons offered to repair the damage at no extra cost. the American officer affiliated with the new project to repair the problems described an “elaborate and costly effort to tear out and replace the plumbing on entire floors. The problems were so severe, the officer said, that the military had also been obliged to build new latrines outside and demolish some structures entirely and start over.” (Chuck For)
•    Most of the Iraq reconstruction contracts have been awarded through a particular type of troubled contracting vehicle, the Orwellian-sounding "Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity" (IDIQ). IDIQs allow the government to award an unspecified amount of future work to approved contractors For example, the January 6, 2004 contract awarded to Bechtel, which teamed up with Parsons of California, is for an amount up to $1.8 billion to repair the infrastructure of Iraq over the next 24 months. In other words, Bechtel and Parsons have an effective monopoly over any future tasks or services up to $1.8 billion. (POGO)
•    scandalous abuse of taxpayer dollars in the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) program. SSC subcontractor, Parsons Brinckerhoff/Morrison Knudsen (PB/MK), PB/MK appears to be taking advantage of the nature of their contract with DOE, and has been reimbursed for many costs that appear to be excessive.
For example PB/MK has been reimbursed:
 $3,030 for an office desk and $1,107.10 for Christmas cards;
$21,369.18 for office plants and their upkeep in a single year;
$18,403.87 for coffee supplies over a fifteen month period;
$1,257,884.32 for travel costs over fifteen months, or an average of $83,858.95 a month;
$1,626,605.71 for relocation costs over fifteen months, or $3,891.40 per employee if every employee were moved to the SSC facility 30 miles south of Dallas; and
 $293,668.34 for automobile leasing and rental expenses over fifteen months.
•    The last time two of the consultants overseeing Mecklenburg County's light rail and mass transit plan worked on a large-scale project together, they were responsible for an 80-foot sinkhole, thousands of lawsuits totaling over $1 billion, and a trail of fraud and corruption so long that even the FBI couldn't untangle it. Now they're advising Charlotte Area Transit Officials on our transit plan and helping to design it. when Bechtel-Parsons Brinckerhoff was hired to oversee it, the project had an estimated cost of $2.6 billion and a completion date of 1998. Today, the project has a projected completion date of 2005, and its price tag has ballooned to $14.6 billion and climbing. documented $446 million in additional waste on the project because cost-reduction methods weren't applied. The cost of overruns was 2.2 billion dollars (Public Purpose)
•    more than $500,000 in campaign contributions from subcontractors, lobbyists, lawyers and other firms connected to Parsons-Dillingham and EMC
•    review in April of a $243 million contract held by the Parsons Corp. to construct primary health care centers across Iraq revealed that after more than two years and $186 million, only six of the planned 150 centers were complete. . . . (Founders V. Bush)

Subsidiaries:  Parsons Commercial Technology Group Inc.: Parsons Infrastructure & Technology Group Inc.:  Parsons Transportation Group, Inc.

Related Articles:
Our Tax Dollars at Work
Fluor Corporation
Washington Group Int'l
IAP Worldwide Services
Perini Corporation
L-3 Communications Holdings
Parsons Corp
Environmental Chemical Corp
DYN Corp
Facts About Blackwater
Related Videos:
Armor Group -  Tikrit
KBR Video Sex Crimes
Keiser Report-Europe's Neo Feudalism
KBR Prision Camps in Iraq - CNN
Orascom Telecom Ad 2
Halliburton Ad, Message from CEO
The Carlyle Group
5 Kidnapped Contractors
DynCorp in Afhganstan
Working for DynCorp
DynCorp Tax Fund Child Prositition
CEO's of Halliburton and KBR named in Lawsuit
Bondstill Camp - Kosovo
You Pay for Dick Cheney's Activities

No comments:

Post a Comment