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New procurement admin, lawyer for DOE

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by Michele Catahay

Guam - He's only been on the job for about a week now and Department of Education supply management administrator Marc Pido says there's a lot of work that needs to be done at the agency's Procurement Division. He says he will be working closely with DOE's new legal counsel, Rebecca Santo Tomas, who started her job today.

The two will work together to create contracts along with requests for proposals and to ensure American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funds are obligated and spent. "We're putting it all together and part of that is the writing of specifications in those contracts and so as we get on another legal counsel, we'll be able to look at things closer before we send it over to the AG's Office," said Pido.

"So I think that process should be a smoother process and perhaps the AG's Office won't have so many questions this time around."

DOE has been without a procurement administrator after Brian Mafnas resigned; and the agency had been down a legal counsel after Fred Nishihara left to go to the Attorney General's Office.

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