Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Florida company fumbles FEMA Puerto Rico contract

After Hurricane Maria damaged thousands of homes in Puerto Rico, a newly created Florida company won more than $30 million in federal contracts to provide emergency tarps and plastic sheeting for repairs. But the company, Bronze Star LLC, never delivered those urgently needed supplies. According to an exclusive report by the Associated Press report, the Federal Emergency Management Agency terminated the contracts this month, without paying any money, and re-started the process to supply more tarps for the US territory.


The original effort took nearly four weeks between the day FEMA awarded the contracts to Bronze Star, which was formed in August, and the day it canceled them, tying up millions in disaster relief funds. Thousands of Puerto Ricans remain homeless, and many complain the federal government is taking too long to install tarps.


Another private sector victory.

#1 | Posted by 726 at 2017-11-29 09:24 AM

So, some politically connected jerk started a company to take advantage of the disaster in PR but didn't have the credit or the resources to actually purchase the goods required and thought he/she could just delay shipment until they received payment for goods not even yet delivered.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2017-11-29 09:35 AM

Trump gives himself a '10' on Storm relief based solely on his ego and Republicans prop him up with phony admiration so he wont have unhappy fee fees.

#3 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2017-11-29 09:55 AM

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