Lawmakers Promise Review Of Questionable Contracts
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Two questionable state contracts -- first uncovered by NewsChannel 5 Investigates -- will face scrutiny from state lawmakers.
That's the word from the chair of the legislature's Fiscal Review Committee.
The committee has asked Haslam administration officials to appear at a hearing next month.
They want to know more about a contract to outsource the state's motor pool to Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
No other company was given a chance to bid for the state's business.
They're also interested in a second contract to outsource maintenance on other state vehicles to Bridgestone/Firestone.
In that case, Bridgestone was the only bidder.
State Sen. Bill Ketron said in a statement:
"We will look into this matter. Our Fiscal Review Committee has worked very hard over the past 3 years to improve the process for procuring contracts to protect taxpayer money. We have a new procurement structure in place to help ensure fairness in bidding so that Tennessee gets the best price for our dollars, and if it is not working -- we will most certainly fix it."