Found Sweetheart Contracts

A federal audit has uncovered sweetheart contracting in the Department of Fisheries, including cases where “winning bidders and evaluators were former colleagues”. Procurement Ombudsman Alexander Jeglic cited numerous irregularities in the department that awarded more than half a billion in contracts over the past two years: “There were six cases where the department appears to have manipulated the number of bidders invited to bid.”

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