Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Hogan warns state agencies about single-bid and last-minute contracts

ANNAPOLIS — State agencies were put on notice Wednesday as Gov. Larry Hogan threatened to kill the next contract brought to the Board of Public Works at the 11th hour.
Hogan made his comments after joining with Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot to delay a decision on an environmental consulting contract. The single-bid contract for $5 million over four years with Annapolis-based Environmental Resources Management had already come under scrutiny because the winning company was also the incumbent contractor.
“Two things we don’t like at the Board of Public Works are single-bid contracts and coming in at the very last moment before the contract expires and you’ve managed to do both at the same time,” Hogan said speaking to Bruce Michael, director of the Resource Assessment Service at the Department of Natural Resources...


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