Major Overhaul of State Contracting Proposed, Along With Hundreds of Changes to Regulations


The Hogan administration has unveiled a major overhaul of how billions in state contracts are bid and awarded, along with a revamping of hundreds of regulations designed to making doing business in Maryland easier.

Few of the changes have broad impact on the public at large, but they impact hundreds of state contractors and thousands of professionals, such as a real estate agents and mortgage brokers.

The final report of the Commission to Modernize State Procurement, chaired by Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford and made up of top state officials, makes 57 recommendations to modernize the state procurement system by utilizing new technologies, simplifying the bidding process, and providing better procurement training to state personnel and businesses.