World Bank Debars Chinese Engineering Company for Fraudulent Bidding Practices in Connection With Liberian Infrastructure Project

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R. Zachary Torres-Fowler
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Anthony Finizio

On June 12, 2019, the World Bank announced that China-based Dongfang Electronics Co. Ltd. (“Dongfang”) would be debarred for fifteen (15) months for fraudulently bidding on a $60 million electrical expansion project in Liberia.  The debarment renders Dongfang, a state-owned enterprise specializing in manufacturing and installing electrical equipment in connection with energy and infrastructure projects, ineligible to participate in any projects financed by the World Bank.  Dongfang’s debarment by the World Bank highlights the compliance risks contractors and subcontractors face when pursuing contracts associated with foreign projects financed by institutions such as the World Bank. Continue reading “World Bank Debars Chinese Engineering Company for Fraudulent Bidding Practices in Connection With Liberian Infrastructure Project”