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By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
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Topic - D.C. Office Of Contracts And Procurements
The defect in Huron Healthcare's bid to "turn around" a city-owned hospital shows that the steps that contracting officials took to rectify it and the response among competitors typified what is wrong with local small-business involvement in city contracts and the procurement process in general, according to elected officials and members of the business community.
The D.C. Council chairman will hold a hearing to look into concerns about the legitimacy of a contract award to overhaul a troubled city-owned hospital before a Feb. 19 vote on the deal.