Social Security Administration Contracts Awarded to MicroTechnologies, LLC and Affiliated Contractors (Limited Distribution)

Date: 
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Report Number: 
A-15-14-34094
Report Type: 
Audit Report
Office Affiliation: 

In 2013, several news articles were published about MicroTechnologies, LLC (MicroTech) as well as its owner, Anthony R. Jimenez. The articles examined how MicroTech received over $1 billion in Federal contracts over 9 years while claiming to be a small business concern.

On December 20, 2013, the Small Business Administration (SBA) suspended MicroTech and its founder, Anthony R. Jimenez, from receiving new Federal work. SBA stated it had information showing that MicroTech and its founder submitted "false and misleading statements" to receive preferential treatment.

On January 28, 2014, SBA lifted the contracting ban on MicroTech after the firm’s chief executive officer (CEO) agreed to give up day-to-day control.

On March 31, 2014, Mr. Jimenez signed an agreement with SBA that will allow him to return as CEO in May 2014. Currently, Mr. Jimenez is the CEO of MicroTech.

We issued this report to ensure SSA complied with applicable acquisition regulations in making awards to MicroTech and its founder, Anthony R. Jimenez, as well as any affiliated contractors.