Complaints Open Data Sets

The following data sets display public information taken directly from complaints received by the Attorney General’s Office.

The posting of this data does not mean that the Office has made a determination as to the merits of these complaints or the validity of the information provided.  Please note that where publication of certain data may lead to the identity of the complainant or compromise investigatory efforts, that data has not been included.

Consumer Advocacy and Response Division Complaints

This data set contains consumer complaints against merchants providing goods or services.

Fair Labor Division Complaints

This data set contains wage & hour complaints against employers.

Fair Labor Division Civil Citations

Fair Labor Division Civil Citations displays all civil citations that have been issued by the Attorney General’s Fair Labor Division beginning January 2015.

Debarred Contractors

Debarment

M.G.L. c. 149, §27C(a)(3) and §27C(b)(3)

Employers who violate certain laws may automatically be prohibited from contracting with the state or any municipal entity (city or town) for any public building (construction) or other public works. Debarment applies to all affiliates of the contractor or subcontractor as well as any successor company or corporation.  This list contains current and historical debarment information from the Attorney General’s Fair Labor Division.

Open Meeting Law Pending Complaints

Open Meeting Law Pending Complaints displays all Open Meeting Law complaints currently being reviewed by the Attorney General’s Division of Open Government.  Open Meeting Law complaints must first be filed with the public body that is alleged to have violated the law. G.L. c. 30A, § 23(b).  The public body must review the complaint, take remedial action, if appropriate, and send a response to the complainant and the Attorney General. G.L. c. 30A, § 23(b); 940 CMR 29.05(5).  Open Meeting Law complaints do not appear in this display unless the complainant is unsatisfied with the public body’s resolution of his or her Open Meeting Law complaint and has filed the complaint with the Attorney General. G.L. c. 30A, § 23(b); 940 CMR 29.05(6).  Upon the receipt of a complaint by any person, the Attorney General shall determine, in a timely manner, whether there has been a violation of the Open Meeting Law.  G.L. c. 30A, § 23(c).  For more information, please contact the Division of Open Government at openmeeting@state.ma.us or (617) 963-2540.

Bid Protest Decision Lookup

Bid Protest Decision Lookup

This database covers Attorney General bid protest decisions going back to 2003, with various decisions from 1989-2002. Bid decisions are organized by year and the decision date, with the most recent decision at the top. The decisions are also searchable by awarding authority, protestor, key word, contractor, or attorney handling the protest. For more information, please contact the Bid Protest Unit at 617-963-2371 or AGOBidUnit@state.ma.us.

The Office's bid protest decisions are also available at the Francis X. Bellotti Library, in the John W. McCormack Building, at One Ashburton Place, Boston and available to members of the Social Law Library. For more information, visit the Social Law Library website.