Mayor Luke Ravenstahl today issued an executive order creating a commission to review contracting best practices in the private and public sector and to incorporate them into City government and Authority contracting procedures.
"Taxpayers and contractors deserve to have confidence that Pittsburgh follows the very best contracting processes in the industry," Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said. "We must create transparent systems for contracting so that taxpayers get the best services for the best value. Our systems must be as efficient as possible so we can conduct business at a pace consistent with the speed that taxpayers deserve, and we must provide opportunities for all companies, large or small to conduct business with our City."
The Commission is to meet within 30 days and provide recommendations within six months of its first meeting.
"While the Commission gets to work, I am also issuing an order that from this point forward, all contracts awarded by the City require a justification form indicating why the contractor was selected. These forms will be prominently featured on the City's homepage," Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said. "I strongly encourage our authorities to do the same. It is imperative that the public be assured that we constantly strive to do better in all levels of City government."
The Commission will include the participation of private and public industry leaders, Pittsburgh City Council, Pittsburgh administration officials, and board members and executive directors of each of the City's four authorities.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
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