MAC and Associates took its fight against Siemens to the Jackson City Council Tuesday. MAC asked the City Council to shut down the Siemens project or require Siemens to repay $9 million for alleged Equal Business Opportunity (EBO) violations. MAC is a subcontractor for Siemens. MAC sued Siemens in Hinds County Circuit Court for $37 million but Siemens removed the lawsuit to federal court. However, Siemens said it paid MAC 92% of the contract amount. Siemens sent this statement to JJ:
Meanwhile, M.A.C. sent this letter to the City Council. The first page provides a short version of M.A.C.'s grievance against Siements.Siemens has consistently worked in good faith with the City of Jackson and all of its partners and subcontractors involved in the City's Water Infrastructure Improvement project. Siemens understands the value of the City's Equal Business Opportunity Plan and takes MAC's allegations seriously. Siemens looks forward to continuing to work with the City and all involved parties to bring the project to successful completion.
Siemens entered into a $20.3 million contract with MAC to provide labor, materials, design, supervision, coordination, and support for the project. The scope of MAC's work was later changed to $19.3 million based on changes in the overall City project. To date, Siemens has paid MAC nearly $17.8 million – or approximately 92% of MAC's updated contract amount – for the completed portion of MAC's work.While we do not comment on pending litigation, we can say that the company will address all inaccuracies in the lawsuit at the appropriate time