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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Council to consider $1.7m in no-bid contracts

Bob Sanders at New Hampshire Business Review continues his investigation into no-bid contracts.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

New Hampshire's Executive Council is expected to vote on spending $1.7 million on 18 no-bid contracts when it meets today in Warren.

It will be the first meeting since NHBR published its most recent report on such “sole-source” contracts, which totaled $107 million last year -- a sixfold increase from six years ago. For the first six months of 2009, no-bid contracts accounted for about 10 percent of the total number of contracts approved by the council.

Today, 18 of the 119 items on the council's agenda are labeled as sole source. (more)

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