Bauhaus Media Group

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Bauhaus Media Group is a video and audio production company based in San Antonio, Texas.

Department of Education Review of PR Contracts

In the aftermath of the controversy over the U.S. Education Department (ED) hiring Armstrong Williams as a sub-contractor to promote the No Child Left Behind Act, the department's Inspector General reviewed all PR contacts in the 2002-2004 period. The Inspector-General was particularly investigating whether materials produced under the contract disclosed the Department of Education as its sponsor if they were communicated to the public.

The Inspector General noted that BMG was awarded a contract worth $14,003 in 2002. "ED’s file for this contract was incomplete. ED contact did not have the deliverables available for our review. OIG obtained from the contractor a copy of a video for an NCLB event that featured the NCLB logo and footage of Rod Paige and President Bush. Since ED’s file is incomplete we could not be sure if this is a deliverable under this contract," the Inspector General reported. [1]

It was also awarded a separate contract the same year worth $13,011 for a video. "The contract called for a video highlighting Secretary Paige, NCLB, and the partnership between ED and the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). Neither ED nor the contractor had the video deliverable available for our review. Since we were unable to review the deliverable produced under this contract, we could not determine if they resulted in covert propaganda," the Inspector General noted. [2]

Contact details

Bauhaus Media Group, Inc.
1212 E. Euclid Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone: 210.222.0200

External links

  • Department of Education Office of Inspector General, "Review of Department Identified Contracts and Grants for Public Relations Services" (ED-OIG / I13F0012), issued September 1, 2005; available in MS Word (432K) and PDF (214K) formats.