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TUSD tightens contracting rules for hiring consultants

TUSD tightens contracting rules for hiring consultants

The Tucson Unified School District is strengthening its internal controls for procuring consultant services in an effort it says will avoid the appearance of wrongdoing.

March 26, 2014 1:30 pm Related Loading…
Planning contract legal, TUSD finds

Planning contract legal, TUSD finds

TUSD did not violate state law or district policy when it awarded a $92,500 contract to a Texas firm with ties to Superintendent H.T. Sanchez, an in-house review determined.

March 13, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
TUSD's strategic-planning consultant got prior insight into district needs, emails show

TUSD's strategic-planning consultant got prior insight into district needs, emails show

The consultant hired to lead TUSD’s $92,500 strategic planning initiative met with district officials and was provided insight into their planning needs months before the district began soliciting contract bids, district emails and records show.

March 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

TUSD’s Sanchez seeks to retain ability to unilaterally approve larger contracts

TUSD Superintendent H.T. Sanchez says he will fight an effort by Governing Board member Michael Hicks to lower the threshold amount to require board approval on consultant contracts.

February 20, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

City mulls preference for local businesses

The Tucson City Council will soon consider an ordinance to give Tucson businesses a 5-point bonus preference in the scoring system used to evaluate bids to provide goods and services to the city.

June 06, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Supes to vote on local preference

Today the Pima County Board of Supervisors will consider a policy to give preference to local businesses when the county contracts with architects and engineers.

March 06, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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