The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rolled out the dog and pony show with respect to the the HUD Management and Marketing (M&M) Field Service Manager (FSM) 3.10 Contract early this morning. As anticipated, All the Usual Suspects have poured out of the woodwork. So desperate, though, are All the Usual Suspects, that they are preemptively attempting to corner the market in any nefarious manner available including risking attorney’s licenses. Dirty pool has always been the name of the game in HUD Contracting and there is nothing new this go around.
When we look at the scene of the crime, which has been precisely what the HUD Contract Award Process has been since its inception under Alphonso Jackson, we see All the Usual Suspects. The National and Regional Order Mills all hire the same HUD Access Granters like John Bravacos in Paoli, PA.
We will get into the John Bravacos matter later and the entirety of what is panning out to be the Contract Award Mill later this afternoon. What we do know for sure is that from 2007 to January of 2009, Bravacos was the Regional Director of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Region III. He oversaw the delivery of HUD programs and services to communities, evaluated their efficiency and effectiveness in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. We additionally know that Bravacos has been granted unprecedented access to inside information within the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in contravention to similarly situated small businesses.
In fact, during the course of a confidential HUD GTR Investigation pertaining to a Complaint which L&B Management proffered against CWIS, CWIS being the same firm which was initially financed, in part, by a current HUD M&M FSM 3.10 Contender, this was released by Bravacos to a third party inquiring,
Yes, HUD has asked Dave [Ramagos] about it. It’s being fixed.
IT’S BEING FIXED. I want those words to sit there a moment. It is being fixed. So, with a phone call, a lawyer whom is a former HUD Regional Director, is capable of reporting back to for profit, non government personnel whom have NO NEED TO KNOW NOR CLEARANCE FOR ACCESS, that IT IS BEING FIXED. Am I the only one whom has a problem with current HUD 3.10 Bidders potentially having unfettered access to confidential and proprietary information? Is this the transparency which President Obama promised?! Is there a problem with Vice Presidential short list contender under Clinton, Julián Castro, the current Secretary of HUD, ascending the ranks? Hell yes there is! In fact, what type of access would Castro give as Vice President?! You may bet your ass that Houston We Have A Problem has never been more poignant!
So, the question presents how, precisely, are small businesses allowed to compete with enormous firms whom hire former HUD Directors with unfettered access. This access would potentially allow for firms represented by John Bravacos to have access to bid amounts, confidential inquiries, personnel rosters — the intelligence coup is unlimited. But wait, the plot thickens even more,
In a twist which has almost everyone scratching their heads, Foreclosurepedia was removed from the Notices pertaining to the HUD M&M FSM 3.10 Contract. I suppose that Bravacos himself, with unfettered access to HUD Government Technical Representatives (GTR) and others, may be able to advise as to why this occurred as HUD was unable — we are filing FOIA for the logs of Foreclosurepedia’s logs pertaining to this. I mean after Bravacos was referred to Foreclosurepedia by one of the HUD M&M FSM 3.10 bidders and then went dark; after Bravacos listened to the proprietary formula of establishing a consortium of small businesses it was more than ironic that he stated he had miraculously envisioned the same after being contacted by real estate agents.
Nothing is new under the sun. In fact, when we look at US Bank pulling their Contracts from providers and refusing to renegotiate nor pay early termination fees mandated by the same said, we are finding that the March of Consolidation which Foreclosurepedia predicated — almost to the day — several years ago, is coming to pass.
US Bank recently pulled their contracts from most, if not all, vendors performing services upon both the Asset Management and Field Service Manager equivalent contracts. They awarded all of these contracts to Matt Martin Real Estate Management (MMREM) now rolling under the new name of Chronos Solutions. While financial institutions may choose, within the letter of the law, whom they do business with, they are still held to terms under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) with respect to early termination fees. US Bank has refused to pay millions of dollars in these fees and told the plethora of entities to suck it up and sue them.
Neither US Bank nor Matt Martin returned emails requesting comment at the time of publication.
Over the weekend, Foreclosurepedia begins to release the results of a four year, undercover investigation into the corrupt and shady operations by household names within HUD Contracting. We have determined that there will never be another time in history wherein this information has been more critical for those small businesses whom are contending for awards and the selection process in bidding upon the HUD M&M FSM 3.10 offering. Fact of the matter is that there is not a single known National Order Mill performing services upon the HUD M&M FSM 3.8 — at least not officially. The proxy train has finally run its course and there are a flurry of shotgun marriages between All the Usual Suspects and firms whom have never seen a lawn mower other than on Overstock dot com.
More on the fast breaking story as details emerge. In the meantime, why not give John Bravacos a call at (610) 329-6703 and voice your concerns? Why not send an email to Bravacos and Craig Karnes, the HUD M&M Nothern and Southern Divisions Director a call and voice your concerns? Finally, why not inform the Clinton for President Campaign that unfettered access to the White House is something that Castro should never have a chance to provide!
3.10 Field Service Manager- Property Maintenance & Preservation Services
Solicitation Number: 3-10-Field-Service-Manager-Sources-Sought
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