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Letter turning down contracts and budget, exposing cost overruns of $106 million
May 11, 2000




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District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority
Washington, D.C.

May 11, 2000

Mr. Lewis H. Dawley
General Manager and Chief Executive Officer
Washington Convention Center Authority
900 Ninth Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001

Re: Contract Modification with Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates/Devrouax & Purnel/Mariani Architects

Dear Mr. Dawley:

The District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority ("Authority") is returning the above-referred documentation back to your agency without approval. The Authority requests that the Washington Convention Center Authority ("WCCA") obtain approval from the Council of the District of Columbia of the proposed Second Amendment of the Guaranteed Maximum Price contract and the revised Total Project Budget totaling $756 million.

Upon approval by the District Council, the package should be resubmitted referencing DCFRA contract #7645.

If you have any questions concerning this matter, you my contact the Authority's Alex Peacock at (202) 504-3400.


Dexter Lockamy
Chief Financial Officer

One Thomas Circle. N.W. - Suite 900 - Washington. D.C. 20005 - (202) 504-3400

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