Review of Allegations Regarding the Technical Acquisition Center's Award of Sole-Source Contracts to Tridec for the Virtual Office of Acquisition

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VA Office
Acquisitions, Logistics, and Construction (OALC)
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Office of Investigations
Report Type
Questioned Costs
Better Use of Funds
Congressionally Mandated


The investigation and review substantiated allegations relating to the award and administration of contracts to Tridec Technologies for the Virtual Office of Acquisition (VOA) software development project. The contracts, valued at more than $15 million, were awarded sole-source to Tridec by VA’s Technology Acquisition Center utilizing the provisions of Title 38 U.S.C. Section 8127. The review substantiated that VA management officials, one of whom had a personal relationship with one of Tridec’s owners, split the requirements to ensure that Tridec was awarded the contracts without competition. Two former VA management officials, one of whom was a personal friend of one of Tridec’s owners, engaged in lack of candor when interviewed by OIG Special Agents. A previous OIG audit substantiated allegations that VOA was not managed under the control and oversight of VA’s Project Management Accountability System and was, in part, unnecessary.
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