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If, under a professional license, one submits a bid for a Municipal RFP, and the terms in the RFP indicate that the data provided must not be shared with any third party. During the underwriting process, it is discovered by bidder that an existing contractor is overcharging the Municipality (taxpayers) by tens of millions of dollars, is the licensee bound by the non disclosure in the RFP? What action may be taken by the Municipality against the licensee?

Hi, My name is XXXXX XXXXX I’m happy to assist you with your question today.

The answer to your question really depends on what is going on here. If the overcharges are so gross as to be considered embezzlement or outright stealing, then you you could ignore the non-disclosure and bring the matter to the attention of the FBI public corruption division. A contract cannot be enforced if the enforcement would assist in the commission of a crime. It appears also that someone in the administration is acting in collusion with the contractor.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thanks, John. That's kind of what I thought about everything you have said, so good confirmation.


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