February 16, 2016 •
New Commission on Procurement Established in Maryland
Gov. Hogan has established a commission to help update the state’s approach to procurement. Hogan said a new system was needed as the current approach is a patchwork of laws and processes resulting in unreliability and actually discourages participation to do business with the state.
The commission is comprised of 19 individuals with various backgrounds, including information technology, construction, engineering, law, and representatives from various state agencies.
The commission will be charged with standardizing interpretation of contracting codes, using new technology to make the procurement process more efficient, and simplifying the existing template Maryland uses for requesting proposals.
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