Analysis: Hubris at the Board of Public Works?
by Charlie Hayward | April 20, 2015 | News | 2 |
Whether you call him the new sheriff in town, or the public-sector incarnation of the muscle-bound wrestler “Hulk” Hogan, Governor Larry Hogan has meted out his own brand of “whoop ass” on flat-footed state bureaucrats while presiding over his first six meetings of the Board of Public Works, a three-member panel that approves major state procurements.Read More
Public safety radio contract causes static over minority contracting
by Len Lazarick | May 23, 2012 | News | 0 |
Contracts over a statewide wireless radio network for first responders produced a heated debate before the Board of Public Works Wednesday, causing the award to be delayed for two weeks.Read More
Despite protest, $345 million communication contract approved
In order to beat the clock on a broadcast license that could expire, the Board of Public Works on Wednesday approved an eight-year contract with Motorola worth $345 million for broadcast interoperability – despite a pending protest.
Board votes split two to one on the contract, with Treasurer Nancy Kopp and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown voting to approve it, and Comptroller Peter Franchot voting against. Franchot wanted to delay the vote on the contract until the protest from low bidder ARINC had been resolved.Read More
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