NJ Pol Seeks Contract Bid Rules For Public Colleges

Law360, New York (April 11, 2013, 3:59 PM EDT) -- New Jersey Assemblywoman Connie Wagner said Thursday that she intends to introduce legislation that would require public colleges to formally solicit bids when hiring outside consultants, a response to outcry over the $90,000 public relations contract Bergen Community College recently awarded a county insider.

Wagner, D-Bergen/Passaic, said in a statement that the proposed legislation, which is still being drafted, would require public colleges to formally seek qualifications before hiring outside consultants, strengthening current state law that allows colleges to hire outside consultants without having to jump...
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