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More work needed on procurement reform

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Two bills dealing with reforming government procurement went up for a public hearing, and according to those who testified, the bills need a lot of work. "This bill is a shotgun approach to procurement reform. It's really not anything comprehensive it just chips here and there and doesn't end up with the sculpture that anyone will recognize.

"It's caused me to have to give you a very comprehensive compendiums of arguments as to why there are so many errors in this bill. And I don't think there's enough coffee in this room to keep all of us awake for me to go through all of that."

It was in August of last year John Brown released the 2nd Edition of his Guam Procurement Process Primer. Brown has been working to bring clarity to local procurement process for over a year. Likewise, Procurement Appeals Hearing Officer Attorney Anthony Camacho also testified on the bill recommending several revisions.

The vice speaker said he looked forward to continuing dialogue on the legislation and would be contacting those who testified for further input on Bills 159 and 160.

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