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D.C. lawmakers look at how to fix the city’s troubled contracting process – The Washington Post

dcogcadmin | November 11, 2015

District lawmakers Tuesday considered two proposals to overhaul the city’s procurement process, which they said has long been marred by corruption and poor transparency.

But the bills — one proposed by D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) and the other by Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) — reveal widely divergent views of the council’s role in awarding millions of dollars in city funds to private businesses.

Mendelson’s bill would effectively strengthen council oversight and would require the Office of Contracting and Procurement to make more information about contracts and prospective vendors available publicly [Read More]