Contractors Back Reforms For US Foreign Aid Contracts

Law360, New York (May 8, 2013, 7:06 PM EDT) -- Government contractors on Wednesday threw their support behind a House bill that would reform U.S. foreign aid and foreign development contracts, saying that allowing for-profit contractors to compete on equal footing with nonprofits will improve the effectiveness of U.S.-funded projects.

The Professional Services Council and Council of International Development Companies backed the Global Partnerships Act of 2013, or H.R. 1793, proposed by Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va. The bill, introduced May 2, would be the first major rewrite of foreign assistance legislation in more than 50 years,...
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