D.C. Council Addresses Procurement Reforms - State and Federal Communications

June 29, 2016  •  

D.C. Council Addresses Procurement Reforms

Seal of the District of ColumbiaThe D.C. Council has preliminarily approved a bill that will bring more transparency and accountability to the government procurement process. Among other structural and procedural reforms, the measure establishes the Office of the Ombudsman for Contracting and Procurement.

The bill will need approval at a second reading before it is sent to the Mayor. A stricter reform measure that included a one year pay-to-play restriction failed to pass.

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