Earlier this week, Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott announced plans to reform the City’s procurement process with a focus on equity.
Mayor Scott is fulfilling his promise to reform procurement operations in the city. The process began with a set of recommendations from the Mayor’s transition team to revise procurement to increase transparency, small business access, timely vendor payment, and more. To start reforms, the administration is issuing a request for proposals (RFP) for a comprehensive assessment of procurement policies and practices.
From the press release:
“Our outdated procurement process is in need of a complete overhaul. Baltimore City has the responsibility to purchase goods and services in an efficient, equitable way that benefits our businesses and local community,” said Mayor Brandon M. Scott. “We must ensure that the rules are easier to navigate and that policies already on the books, like the small and local business preference, are followed. This charge is even more important with the impact that COVID-19 continues to have on our business community.”
For more information, view the full press release.