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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
The Committee of the Whole will hold a public oversight hearing of the Committee of the Whole on the Office of Contracting and Procurement's Progress on Implementation of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget and Update on the Contracting Reform Initiative.
The purpose of this oversight hearing is to receive testimony from the Office of Contracting and Procurement (OCP) on its implementation of the Fiscal Year 2014 budget which takes effect on October 1, 2013. The Council-approved budget includes funding for additional staff, training, and continued implementation of a contracting reform initiative aimed at improving the procurement process. According to testimony during previous budget and oversight hearings, OCP has begun implementation of this initiative, however, the timeline has been delayed several times.
Those who wish to testify are asked to telephone the Committee of the Whole, at (202) 724-8196, or email Evan Cash, Committee Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide their name, address, telephone number, and organizational affiliation, if any, by the close of business Tuesday, October 8, 2013. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written testimony. If submitted by the close of business on October 8, 2013, the testimony will be distributed to Councilmembers before the hearing. Witnesses should limit their testimony to five minutes; less time will be allowed if there are a large number of witnesses.
If you are unable to testify at the hearing, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record. Copies of written statements should be submitted to the Committee of the Whole, Council of the District of Columbia, Suite 410 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20004. The record will close at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 24, 2013.