Maryland General Assembly Procurement Bills
The Maryland General Assembly is back in session. There are two procurement bills of interest:
SB No. 4 - Minority Business Enterprises - Program Participation - Requirements and Reauthorization
Clarifying what constitutes good cause for the purposes of removal of a minority business enterprise after commencement of work on a contract; requiring minority business enterprises serving as subcontractors on specified contracts to submit, within 10 days after notice of intent to award a contract, specified documentation to the procurement office... Read more at http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2017RS/bills/sb/sb0004F.pdf
SB No. 109 - Procurement - Prohibitions on Participation
Providing that specified prohibitions on participation in procurement apply only for a specified period of time following the issuance of an invitation for bids or a request for proposals; providing that specified prohibitions on participation in procurement do not apply to a subsequent invitation for bids or request for proposals for which the specifications are reused under specified circumstances; etc.
Please click on the following link for further details on all bills: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frm1st.aspx?tab=home
From Law 360....
Debriefings Don't Lead To More Protests, Agencies Told
The Office of Federal Procurement Policy issued a memo Thursday urging federal agencies to improve the debriefings they give to government contract bidders, saying commonly raised concerns such as debriefings' leading to bid protests are largely incorrect.