Sun Sentinel: Competitive bid process could use some scrutiny
THE ISSUE: New laws puts wrinkle in procurement process.
It sailed through the Florida Legislature as an innocuous-sounding public records extension that, taken at face value, would keep key information in a bid for a state or local government contract safe from the competition.
Gov. Rick Scott, not surprisingly, signed the bill, and in the process may make an already-convoluted government procurement process worse.
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