LaGuardia Airport Integrity Monitoring

Queens, New York, United States

At US$ 4 billion, one of North America’s most significant public-private partnership projects

The LaGuardia Airport Integrity Monitoring project began in May 2015, when the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) selected LaGuardia Gateway Partners as the preferred proposer for the redevelopment and operation of LaGuardia Airport’s aging Terminal B. At US$4billion, the project is one of North America’s most significant public-private partnerships. When completed, it will be a state-of-the-art terminal reflecting LaGuardia’s importance as New York City’s airport and a key hub for domestic air travel.

Brief

Expert professional integrity monitoring services.

What we did

Integrity monitoring services include ensuring the entities engaged in the Project comply with relevant laws and regulations. To this end, our scope includes deterring, uncovering and reporting of unethical and illegal conduct to the Port Authority’s Office of Inspector General (OIG). Specific tasks include: procedure and process reviews for identifying and eliminating fraud, waste and abuse; design and implement mitigation controls for risks identified; records review and compliance of General Contractor; forensic review and oversight of project costs; and investigations and oversight as needed and directed by PANYNJ OIG.

In conjunction with the procedure and process reviews we scope out the relationships among the stakeholders, the key objectives and the design of the internal control structure. In turn we conduct a risk assessment to identify threats and vulnerabilities that could create opportunities for fraud, waste, corruption and abuse.

Outcomes

Assistance the PANYNJ OIG with the project oversight, ensuring supply chain performance of high ethical standards, free from unethical, improper and illegal conduct.

"In our experience with capital expenditure on this scale key stakeholders can often become overly focused, loosing the benefit of an outside perspective.

Many of the problems on megaprojects can have their root causes traced to the steering phase. In this case the Authority has recognised the risk of fraud, waste, corruption or abuse and acted to prevent it."
Peter J. Wallace
HKA Senior Vice President
Project Details
  • Client
    Port Authority of NewYork & New Jersey
  • Year
    Ongoing - 2021
  • Value
    US$ 4 billion
  • Services
    Advisory, Consulting, Expert
  • Sectors
    Infrastructure