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File #: Res 1149-2000    Version: * Name: Oversight Hearing, Food Services City Agencies
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Contracts
On agenda: 1/19/2000
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling upon the appropriate committee of the Council of the City of New York to conduct an oversight hearing in relation to the delivery of food services to City agencies.
Sponsors: Kathryn E. Freed, Wendell Foster, Julia Harrison, Jose Rivera, Thomas White
Council Member Sponsors: 5
Attachments: 1. Committee Report
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
7/27/2000*Kathryn E. Freed City Council Filed by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
7/26/2000*Kathryn E. Freed Committee on Contracts Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/26/2000*Kathryn E. Freed Committee on Contracts Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
1/19/2000*Kathryn E. Freed City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/19/2000*Kathryn E. Freed City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Res. No. 1149 Title Resolution calling upon the appropriate committee of the Council of the City of New York to conduct an oversight hearing in relation to the delivery of food services to City agencies. Body By Council Member Freed; also Council Members Foster, Harrison, Rivera and White. Whereas, According to recent reports major vendors who supply food to City agencies and schools face possible indictments by the United States Justice Department for alleged bid-rigging; and Whereas, The City spends approximately $65 million dollars worth of food each year and schools spend approximately $267 million dollars; and Whereas, Nearly two dozen vendors who provide food to City shelters, hospitals, prisons and schools are alleged to have inflated thousands of bids in order to increase prices; and Whereas, Pursuant to procurement guidelines, indicted vendors would be barred from doing business with the City; and Whereas, If suspected vendors are indicted by the Justice Department the City will have to find immediate replacements; and Whereas, The City may be potentially facing a food drought for agencies and schools unless a contingency plan is placed into immediate effect; now, therefore be it Resolved, that the appropriate committee of the Council of the City of New York conduct an oversight hearing in relation to the delivery of food services to City agencies. LS # 2571 Afn