ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley has asked for a review of the state's procurement process.
O'Malley said Wednesday during a Board of Public Works meeting that he wants to bring in outside help to examine how the state can revamp the procurement process to make it more timely and predictable.
The governor says the state's procurement system is "one of the constant pebbles in our shoe."
O'Malley's comments were made as the board considered extending a $4.3 million contract extension for a company to run a call center that takes questions about child support payments. The extension is needed because the process used to hire a new contractor was found to be deeply flawed the Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals.