The Compliance Buzz

The Compliance Buzz is GCAP's blog dedicated to providing up to date content on all things compliance related including news, regulatory updates, and GCAP original content.

February 13, 2019

Pennsylvania Company and Owner Debarred by FHWA

Century Steel Erectors Company, L.P. (Century Steel) and its owner, Donald Taylor, were debarred by FHWA on December 26, 2018. This debarment will last three years. […]
February 4, 2019

2019 LAPM and LAPG Released!

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance has released the 2019 Local Assistance Procedures Manual (LAPM) and the 2019 Local Assistance Program Guidelines (LAPG). The LAPM helps California local agencies scope, […]
January 7, 2019

Caltrans Increases Overall DBE Goal

On January 3, 2019, Caltrans announced that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has significantly increased the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Annual Overall Participation Goal to 17.6 […]
January 7, 2019

Evans Landscaping Guilty On All Counts of DBE Fraud

A federal jury has found Doug Evans, owner of Evans Landscaping, and his vice president, Jim Bailey, guilty on all counts in a wire fraud case. […]
December 8, 2018

Man Convicted of Exploiting USDOT DBE Program

Stamatios Kousisis and his employer, Alpha Painting and Construction, Inc., were found guilty by a jury of one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, three […]
November 29, 2018

2018 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Conference

The US Department of Transportation Small Business Transportation Resource Center – Southwest Region in conjunction with the California Asian Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2nd […]
November 19, 2018

New Jersey Contractor Pays $1.87 Million to Resolve DBE Fraud

Kiewit Contractors, Inc. has agreed to pay $1.87 million to resolve allegations that the company improperly reported Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation on a federally funded […]
October 5, 2018

Business Owner Pays $630K for DBE Fraud

Nicholas Rivecca Sr., owner of Sonag Ready Mix, LLC, has agreed to pay $629,732 to resolve allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act by […]
October 2, 2018

Feds Investigate Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority

The Federal Transit Authority is investigating the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) after they received a complaint that the authority may have violated rules involving […]
September 26, 2018

Caterina’s Club Donation

GCAP is proud to have made our Thanksgiving holiday donation to Caterina’s Club this year. The mission of Caterina’s Club is to provide warm meals, affordable housing […]
September 24, 2018

FHWA’s New DBE Program – Alternative Contracting Methods Handbook

  It’s finally here!  The Federal Highway Administration has released its new DBE Program Handbook on Alternative Contracting Methods. According to FHWA, this handbook is intended […]
September 17, 2018

Contractor and Owner Debarred by FHWA after $2 Million DBE Fraud

Vertech International (Vertech) and its owner, Rajat Verma, were debarred on August 30, 2018 by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) after taking part in a $2 […]
September 14, 2018

Man Uses Home DNA Test to Qualify as a Minority Business Owner … Did it Work?

Ralph Taylor, the owner of Orion Insurance Group, now considers himself to be multiracial based on the results of an at-home DNA test. This test estimated […]
September 13, 2018

GCAP Blog: The Compliance Buzz

Visit our blog, The Compliance Buzz for all things related to small business and DBE program regulations, opportunities and assistance.
September 11, 2018

Metro Suspends Business with Contractor Connected to Bribery

Metro has suspended doing business with a Maryland contractor whose vice president is accused of bribing a transit authority official.  A Maryland grand jury indicted Hardutt […]