SOME APPROACHES TOWARD A UNIFORM CODE FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT--A CONDITION RIPE FOR A SOLUTION

This article surveys the problem areas in public procurement and makes some suggestions on how to achieve reform. The problems grow out of the geometric increase in procurements by state and local governments (dollar-wise), the illogical or archaic systems often used by them, and the need for reforms and uniformity of approach in the areas of competitive bidding, bid protests, and resolution disputes between contractors and public agencies at the state and local level. Although the subject has been discussed intermittently over the years, there is no uniform state law on purchasing by state and local governments. A Uniform Procurement Code would impart standards of objectivity, impartiality, economy and efficiency to the contracting process of the states, counties and municipaltities.

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    American Bar Association

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    Chicago, IL  United States  60611
  • Authors:
    • Keyes, W N
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 763-809
  • Serial:
    • Urban Lawyer
    • Volume: 6
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: American Bar Association
    • ISSN: 0042-0905

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  • Accession Number: 00095509
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 10 1975 12:00AM