Contracting Reform


–Brennan, Paul and Miller, Donald. Recommendations for Local Government Procurement Reform in New York State. New York State Association of Municipal Purchasing Officials (2004).

–Gordon, Stephen. Increasing Transparency in State and Local Government Purchasing. AGA Weblog (2008).

–Madland, David and Paarlberg, Michael. Making Contracting Work for the United States Center for American Progress (2008).

–McMahon, Michael. City of Buffalo Contracting Process: Demolition Contracts


–Common Cause of New Jersey. Pay to Play Reform Laws.

Hawaii Procurement Reform Law.

–New Providence, New Jersey. Ordinance making professional companies that donate over a maximum amount to political campaigns inelegible for government contracts.

Other Cities

–Albany. Board of Contract and Supply handles all purchases over $10,000 and public works over $20,000.

–Memphis. Purchasing Division procures goods and services, uses e-procurement system.

–Wichita. Purchasing Department publishes excellent guide to doing business with the city. Centralized e-procurement.