Department of Environmental Conservation

Contract with Allwash of Syracuse, Inc.

The contractor cleaned up spills of petroleum and other hazardous materials. The Department had not paid all the claims filed by the contractor pending the results of our audit. We determined that $133,354 of the $1,000,440 claimed by the contractor was excessive, mainly because overtime costs claimed by the contractor were not actually incurred and labor rates claimed by the contractor exceeded the rates permitted by the contract. 95-S-1