Comptroller Pushes New Procurement System

State Comptroller Justin Wilson is backing legislation that would drastically overhaul the state’s system of procuring goods and services through contracts.
Modeled after Georgia’s procurement system, initiated under Republican Gov. Sonny Purdue, Tennessee’s bill (HB3353) is sponsored in the Senate by Sen. Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro, chairman of the Fiscal Review Committee, and in the House by Rep. Charles Curtiss, D-Sparta, former chairman of the legislative watchdog panel.
As things stand now, according to Wilson and the sponsors, the state has a convoluted and confusing system for contracting with businesses and individuals for goods and services.
But, of course, there are also some misgivings about the proposal – starting with the late kickoff for passage in this year’s session of the General Assembly.
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