Monday, December 15, 2014

House Dems call for reform of contract process

The House Democratic Caucus issued the following press release:


House Democratic Caucus calls for reform of sole-source contract process, requests list of all contracts currently in effect
 
Mississippi House Democratic Caucus Press
 
Contact: Bobby Moak (601) 359-3133
December 13, 2014
 
Jackson, MS – The Mississippi House Democratic Caucus has requested legislation to address the award of single or sole source contracts by government agencies at the state and local level. The legislation comes on the heels of the announcement of an ongoing investigation of the Mississippi Department of Corrections and the indictment of its director. Under current law, state and local agencies may award contracts without a bid process effectively limiting the public from reviewing or otherwise participating in the bid process.
 
Mississippi House Democratic Caucus Leader Rep. Bobby Moak (D-Bogue Chitto) said, “We are calling on our colleagues across the aisle to join us in helping change the way contracts are awarded at all levels of Mississippi government. We have requested legislation proposing that all government sole-source contracts, of any character and at any level of Mississippi government, be immediately declared illegal within the state.”
 
In addition to proposing legislation, the Democratic Caucus intends to seek a comprehensive list of all sole-source contracts currently in effect including the names of the vendors, contractors, sub-contractors, and costs associated with each contract.
 
Moak added, “While we appreciate the Governor’s decision to form a committee to study this issue, we believe action must be taken in the short term to prevent further abuse. Because we know that the current system is a breeding ground for fraud and abuse, we are asking that our legislation be acted during the opening days of the upcoming session. Now is the time for a full sweep of government contracts and thorough examination of the way tax dollars are being spent by our agencies.”

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

How many times do I have to say it? Fem-o-crats don get to ask for anything, demand or call for anything anymore. Your done. Its over. You had your say for 150 yrs in this state. Now sit back and shut the F up.

Anonymous said...

No surprise 8:48 wants to shoot the messenger. Can't afford the hue and cry that will come from shining any light on the contracts with Frontier and the MSGOP radio network.

I see another one of Haley's pardonees is in the news.

Anonymous said...

Another abuse by state purchasing officials and agency directors is that of accepting gifts (trips, gift cards, merchandise, tickets to sports events) from venders. The abuse is across the board- particularly at Christmas. And of course legislators do the same!

Anonymous said...

8:48 am is apparently of the " they got to steal so now it's our turn" philosophy or the school of " two wrongs make a right".

What a jerk!

Press Release THIS! said...

Help me understand how the very party that put all this crap in place is now clamoring to get it changed, suddenly.

It's like Harry Reid next month calling the Senate ineffective.

Anonymous said...

5:12 AM, I completely agree. The Democrats controlled the Mississippi Governor's mansion from 1992 to 2000 and from 2004 on. And they've controlled the Mississippi Senate since 2011 and the Mississippi House since 2012. It's all their fault.

How A Bill..... said...

Goob at 10:38....we're talking state contracting procedures here. They were developed back in the Charlie Capps, Billy McCoy days. What the Dems are now saying is this: 'We had this all screwed up for decades and Republicans were obligated to change it when they gained control last year.

You also might want to brush up on your knowledge of 'how a bill becomes a law'. The governor's mansion being occupied by a Republican does nothing to craft and pass legislation.

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