September 19, 2021

Monroe looking to change bidding process for city business

MONROE, La. (KNOE) -The City of Monroe is looking to make a significant change to the way they conduct city business. A proposal to allow the city to conduct more business without a formal bidding process appears before the Monroe City Council on August 24th.

The proposal would allow Monroe to award projects under $250,000 without opening the project to a formal bidding process. The current policy is anything under $30,000. The city believes the change will speed up projects around Monroe.

“Our current policy is anything over $30,000 has to go out for a formal bid, which requires city council approval to advertise, then we do the advertising. It’s just a longer process,” said City Attorney Angie Sturdivant.

Sturdivant also says that the move will put the city in line with the rest of the state. Kenya Roberson, who represents Black Business Owners United, says it will deny minority…

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