Engineering Firm and Public Agencies Contracts

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01
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Part
01

What contracts has Fremier Enterprises, Inc. celebrated?

Introduction

The research team was able to identify three contracts between Fremier Enterprises and selected authorities in California from 2018 to the present. The authorities with contracts are: Transportation Authority of Marin, Sonoma County Transportation Authority, and San Francisco County Transportation Authority.

Full findings can be found in the project spreadsheet, available here.

Research Strategy

For each agency, we looked for press releases, as well as reviewed the agency's website, minutes, and other published materials (such as lists of contracts, like this one for the Transportation Authority of Marin).


Following our search specifically by authority, we also looked for general contracts awarded to Fremier Enterprises, but did not find any additional info.

We also reviewed the LinkedIn activity of Fremier Enterprises President Connie Fremier to see if she had shared any of the firms achievements, but found no relevant results.
Part
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Part
02

What contracts has Vali Cooper & Associates, Inc. celebrated?

Introduction

Evidence of contracts with Vali Cooper & Associates were found for six of the 14 listed agencies during the period 2005 to 2018. Information on each of the contracts can be found in the attached spreadsheet. As available, information regarding the date the contract was signed, contract value, a brief description, and Vali Cooper & Associates' status as a prime or sub-contractor is provided in the spreadsheet.

Please note that due to the research criteria for this project, the vast amount of sources will date from the period 2005 to 2018.

The spreadsheet containing information on the contracts can be accessed at this link.

Research Strategy

For this research on contracts Vali Cooper & Associates, Inc. has celebrated, we leveraged the most reputable sources of information that were available in the public domain, including the websites of the agencies (e.g. San Mateo County Transportation Authority and Transportation Authority of Marin), and the Caltran website for supporting information.

The approach adopted to source information regarding potential contracts with each agency began with an x-ray search of the agency websites. Next the meetings pages for the agency's Board of Directors were also searched for evidence of approvals for contracts. In some cases, the agencies allowed for keyword searches, in others they did not. When keyword search was not available, then the meetings held in January and December of each year were looked at, primarily due to the fact that there may be information on contracts entered into for the preceding year. Another approach adopted was to look at annual reports, annual financial information, and other annualized documentation for each agency for mentions of Vali Cooper & Associates and subsequently information regarding potential contract between the agency and the firm.

However, the most successful approach to glean information on contracts was the use of a Boolean search string with the agency and Vali Cooper & Associates. Many of the agencies stored their meeting information on Granicus.com and using the Boolean string proved to be the best approach to gain access to the meeting documentation where many of the approval for the contracts were sourced.

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