ACT NOW! NYC Charter Revision Commission and Procurement Recommendations

December 12, 2018 - NPCC is supporting the Strong Nonprofits for a Better New York’s campaign to sign on to this letter encouraging the New York City Charter Revision Commission to include procurement reform as a key issue in their work this year. We encourage NPCC members, particularly those with government funding, to sign on.

The Commission is meeting on Monday December 17th to decide on key areas for recommendation, and we want to make sure that procurement reform, particularly fixing delays in registration, is part of the agenda. Specifically, we want the Commission to recommend a ballot proposal that would institute strict timeframes for how long City agencies can take to review and register contracts, and create a transparent tracking system so we can always know where our contracts are and how long it will take for them to get registered.

We need a unified show of support for these commonsense reforms from the human service sector. Please sign on to letter calling for procurement reform by Monday, December 17th at 10:00 am by following the link and filling in your information. It will be delivered to the Commission in advance of their Monday evening meeting where they will vote on which issues to consider for 2019 ballot initiatives.

We also encourage you to submit any comments and ideas you have for the Commission by Monday, here, if you have thoughts beyond those in this letter.