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May 15, 2006

Source: Times-Picayune

View contract for yourself

View contract for yourself
Monday, May 15, 2006

Re: “Planning contract was appropriately awarded,” Your Opinions, May 11.

On Monday, the Bureau of Governmental Research issued a commentary challenging the City Council’s award of a $3 million contract for post-Katrina neighborhood/urban planning to Lambert Advisory without a competitive bid process. On Thursday, The Times-Picayune published a letter from two council members asserting that BGR’s criticism is unfounded. The gist of their argument is that the team hired for the post-Katrina planning was competitively procured under an umbrella Request for Qualifications issued in 2004 for housing consulting services.

BGR is posting Council Rule 45, the 2004 Request for Statement of Qualifications, the 2004 housing advisory contract that prompted the request, and the post-Katrina neighborhood/urban planning contract on its web site, www.bgr.org. Interested citizens are invited to make their own determination as to whether the recently awarded planning contract is, as the councilmen suggest, within the spirit and letter of the law.

Janet R. Howard

President & CEO

Bureau of Governmental Research

New Orleans

May 15, 2006

Source: Times-Picayune

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