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Another COVID 19 Money Grift in 100s of millions
Harris County Commissioners Court voted down party lines (D 3-2) that $6.5 million of the COVID-19 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds be awarded to Boston Consulting Group for “Project Management Support.” Upon reviewing these contracts, I found it quite shocking the amount of money that was being paid to this specific consulting group at an hourly rate. Especially since these were federal funds, intended for people which had been affected by the pandemic. When I began to dig further into this company, I had no idea I would find ties to Gamestop and the WHO. If my county awarded BCG $6.5 million in ARPA funds, how many others have?
Below you can view the information provided from the BCG contract for “Project Management” services. I was able to pull this information from my county’s commissioners court website: here. Upon downloading, I found all the details I needed for cost analysis and what services in which they were providing. What I found was a bit perturbing, and it appeared that the usage of funds seemed to be, in my opinion, wasteful. Especially since so many people in our county were drastically affected, why would the county’s democrat commissioners and judge choose a firm which would charge the county over $180k a week, and pay their employees up to $517 at an hourly rate? Did they not look at how the money was being spent? I am aware that republican commissioners fought tooth and nail against the vote, but the democrats pushed it through anyway.
This appears to be a bit wasteful and reckless in the middle of a pandemic, no?
Another detail, BCG seemed to have partnered up with Baker Ripley, which also was awarded $126+ million in ARPA funds from the county.
BCG also emphasized that they’d “deploy a racial equity lens throughout situational analysis”
When I began to dig a bit further into Boston Consulting Group, I found that the World Health Organization had paid BCG $11.72 million in contracts to the consulting group as well.
According to VOX news:
“The world’s leading health organization, the WHO, repeatedly broke its own rules and spent millions of dollars on high-priced management consultants, according to a new independent audit — even as the United Nations agency has struggled to pay for lifesaving equipment and vaccines in its global Covid-19 response.
An unnamed consulting company, which Vox has identified as BCG, charged the World Health Organization $11.72 million since the start of the pandemic for contracts that were dubiously awarded, according to the audit.
These revelations, which one expert called “disturbing” in an interview with Vox, came after a Vox investigation showed how management consulting firms such as BCG and McKinsey have become ubiquitous in global public health organizations, despite the concerns of many health practitioners about multimillion-dollar price tags, potential conflicts of interest, and the opaque nature of consulting work.”
It also appears that BCG has its’ tentacles in many of the fortune 500 companies.
Not only that, BCG seems to be tied to the likes of Bain Capital and all the “powers that be”.
In an interesting turn of events, BCG just announced they were suing Gamestop for 30 million alleging “unpaid fees.” When Ryan Cohen announced that BCG was “picking a fight with the wrong company” I was able to find a treasure trove of information coming from his followers regarding the corruption following this consulting firm. If you would like to take a gander…. look here!
One follower, who goes by the name of @b1rdBear was able to connect many politicians and CEO’s to Boston Consulting Group.
It looks like Boston CONsulting Group has been rewarded quite generously throughout the pandemic in all forms. I’m curious how many other cities and county’s have awarded these type of “Project Management” contracts from ARPA and federal relief funds.
Rhode Island did for 1.85 million.
It appears that Coronavirus has been really good for the Consulting Groups Business. Apparently, their govt contracts have more than tripled since the virus was unleashed on us. What a fortuitous string of events. BCG has received over 50 million in contracts, just in 2021.
I also discovered that BCG was awarded nearly 144 million for COVID expenses through ProPublica accountability site.
Some of the contracts came out to over 33 million dollars.
Were these consulting groups just a way for the democrats to ciphon federal funds with little to no oversight? Also, were these consulting groups also a conduit in pushing us into a technocratic society? I’m beginning to believe the answer to the question is yes.