Following a report released today by the State Comptroller on Rutgers University’s contracting procedures, Senators Jennifer Beck (R- Monmouth) and Michael J. Doherty (R- Hunterdon, Somerset, Warren) urged action on legislation subjecting Rutgers to the same open public bidding and contracting procedures required of all other state colleges and universities.
In 2011, Senators Beck and Doherty introduced legislation to hold Rutgers to standard open public bidding and contracting procedures per the recommendation of an initial audit of the university’s contracting procedures by the State Comptroller. A follow-up report released by the State Comptroller today found some of the agency’s initial 18 recommendations had been followed but other common-sense measures like the Beck/Doherty legislation (S605) had not been enacted. Senate Democrats have failed to schedule a committee hearing for the Beck/Doherty bill.
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