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Contract Procurement Committee Update

November 22, 2016

Governor Announces Procurement Reforms

Governor Andrew Cuomo last week issued a statement announcing ethics reforms aimed at the state procurement process. They include:

As there are already checks and balances in place in the state procurement process, additional red tape for companies trying to do business with the state is cause for concern.

We will provide details on these proposals as additional information becomes available.

Update on Procurement Legislation

bill supported by The Business Council that would level the playing field regarding notice of claims in public works contracts (S.6906/A.10136) has yet to be sent to the governor.

Legislation that would require state agencies to enroll in the state comptroller’s online system for filing vendor responsibility forms (A.10688/S.7893) was last week delivered to the governor.