Case Details

Year Initiated/Committed


Year Resolved


Settlement Amount

$280,000 ($14,000 costs and fees, $26,000 restitution, $240,000 civil penalties)


Connecticut Superior Court, Hartford District

Docket Number


Lead State


Participating States



B-G Mechanical Services, Inc.

Case Description

State settled claims that B-G Mechanical Services, Inc. orchestrated bid rigging schemes from at least 1997 through 2004. on bids involving HVAC services contracts on behalf of state and municipal entities, and private companies.State filed suit against other participants at the same time (see Connecticut v. Haggett). B-G’s executive, Haggett, allegedly conceived and implemented the bid rigging schemes with his staff, either concocting false bids – or “cover bids” – on competitors’ letterhead and then submitting them to customers along with B-G Mechanical’s bids, or requesting that his competitors submit bids directly to the customers at prices higher than B-G Mechanical’s. Customers believed that B-G Mechanical’s bid was the lowest of three competitive bids, which was not the case. The suit sought civil penalties and an order prohibiting future bid rigging and collusion. Most of the bids involved year-long Contract Maintenance Agreements (CMAs) to provide preventative maintenance and service for a set price. Over the course of at least six years, at least 15 bids were rigged, according to the State. See also Conn. v. Haggett