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Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway

Atlanta International


Tampa Hillsborough County Expressway Authority (THCEA)



Project size

USD $350 Million

Period of Performance

2008 - 2009

Responsible Project Phases

Construction, Close-Out


Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway

Scope of Services

Retained by HNTB Corporation to provide and audit review and negotiation support of 6 Owner Controlled Insurance claims. Initial review demonstrated several areas in which charges were in excess of the contract standard. Because of these findings Williams/U.S. COST was additionally retained to review all 38 claims valued in excess of $25M as well as providing overcharges and duplications review of the contract Change Order process. Reconciliation of the contractor’s 38 monthly billings to the contract requirements of avoiding waste and extravagance were performed on-site at the THCEA offices. As the claims had previously been reviewed and recommended 2 years past by a previous consultant it was extremely important to prevent Estoppel arguments by the contractor. Williams/US COST was successful in demonstrating gross errors in the documentation and calculations provided by the contractor for 38 Direct-Hire monthly billings, making a post agreement audit imminent and necessary by the contract.

Additional hired to evaluate claims in successive order while assisting the owner in negotiating approximately $10M in excess or duplicated contractor payments, and while preliminary negotiations have just begun, the contractor has made preliminary offers in the millions of dollars.

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