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Marie Mak, Acquisition & Sourcing Management Issues Director, GAO

Bid shopping is back on the radar screens of agencies across government. Prime contractors usually only do 10 to 40 percent of the work on federal construction projects. The Government Accountability Office says some of their subcontractors are accusing them of manipulating their agreements to pay them less and pocket the difference. Marie Mak, director of acquisition and sourcing management issues at the GAO, tells In Depth with Francis Rose how often prime contractors use bid shopping.

Tags: In Depth , GAO , construction , contracting

Monday - 02/02/2015, 04:16pm EST

Online Chat: VA Deputy Senior Procurement Executive Ford Heard

Ford Heard, the Veterans Affairs Department's associate deputy assistant secretary for Procurement Policy, Systems and Oversight, joins Federal News Radio for an online chat on June 30.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , VA , online chat , Jason Miller , acquisition , budget , contracting , construction , federal buildings , Ford Heard , CAO

Monday - 06/30/2014, 02:53am EDT

Weekday lane closures on the SE/SW Freeway overpass

Drivers on the Southeast/Southwest Freeway will face lane closures this week as DDOT crews work on the bridge over South Capitol Street.

Tags: DDOT , Southeast/Southwest Freeway , construction

Sunday - 03/20/2011, 02:40pm EDT

VDOT: Expect delays near Rt. 28 and Wellington Road

The Virginia Department is warning that delays on northbound Route 28 near Wellington Road will continue for weeks as one lane will shut down for a construction project.

Tags: Virginia Department of Transportation , Joan Morris , Route 28 , traffic , construction

Sunday - 01/09/2011, 03:19pm EST

Developers break ground on area's tallest building

Ground has been broken on what's being labeled as an "iconic" tower that will soon be the region's tallest building.

Tags: Rosslyn , Rosslyn Metro , North Moore Street , Monday Properties , FAA , construction , Arlington County Board , Jay Fisette , Hank Silverberg

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 04:44pm EDT

Cost, lack of lots force builders outside Frederick Co.

"In Frederick County, it is almost impossible to build for the first-time buyer," said Dan Ryan, president of Dan Ryan Homes, which has been in Frederick for 20 years.

Tags: Frederick , Dan Ryan , construction , Bob Mochi , Frederick County Builders Association , Sprawl and Crawl , growth

Tuesday - 09/07/2010, 11:59am EDT

Road work adding more frustration to Va. commuters

On most weekdays, almost every bridge across the Potomac River has construction, and that construction is making the commute for some anything but normal.

Tags: road work , AAA Mid-Atlantic , Lon Anderson , construction , commute

Sunday - 06/20/2010, 12:43pm EDT