Senate Panel Slams GSA For Public Relations Contract

Law360, New York (March 1, 2011, 2:12 PM EST) -- A Senate oversight panel slammed U.S. General Services Administration officials Tuesday over a single-source contract the agency awarded to a public relations firm after reports surfaced about contamination-related illnesses at a federal complex in Kansas City, Mo.

GSA administrators issued the $234,000 contract without sufficient planning, without trying hard enough to do the work in-house, and — they only learned later — with a list of contract work written by the PR firm itself, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said during Tuesday’s hearing of the Subcommittee on...
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