NYC Comptroller Sues To End Mayor’s Contract Emergency

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Law360 (July 6, 2021, 7:01 PM EDT) — New York City’s comptroller sued the city and its mayor on Tuesday seeking to end an emergency order suspending NYC’s usual procurement rules during the COVID-19 pandemic, arguing it had resulted in fraud and waste and was no longer necessary.

Comptroller Scott Stringer seeks to “fully rescind” Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Emergency Executive Order 101, Section 2, implemented on Mar. 17, 2020, that suspends certain city laws and regulations related to procurement and has been used to enter into more than $6.9 billion in pandemic-related contracts and contract actions, he said in his petition to the New York Supreme Court and…

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