Report TINA Fraud (Truth in Negotiations Act Fraud) and get a reward
If you report Truth in Negotiations Act fraud (TINA fraud) against the military or other federal government agency, you may be entitled to a significant whistleblower reward, as outlined in this website. (Click here if you want Attorney Joel Hesch to review your claim in confidence.)
When a company is a sole source provider or if it is awarded a contract based upon the cost estimates it provided to the government, it is governed by the Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA). TINA requires a company to provide the government with its current, good faith estimates of its costs to perform the contract. Basically, if a government contractor conceals information or lies about data or pricing, it is liable for fraud under the Truth in Negotiations Act. The two most common TINA fraudulent schemes are:
- concealing true costs when “negotiating” the price of certain government contracts, and
- lying about or concealing the availability of discounts given to others in certain cases
The government pays rewards for reporting either type of TINA violation. If you know of Truth in Negotiations Act fraud and are interested in a whistleblower reward, fill out our fraud questionnaire.