No-Bid Contracts Are on the Rise

Obama’s push to cut the number of noncompetitive federal contracts hasn’t succeeded

No-Bid Contracts Are on the Rise
Obama's push to cut the number of noncompetitive federal contracts hasn't succeeded (Photograph by Olivier Douliery/Getty Images)
Photograph by Olivier Douliery/Getty Images

At the start of his first term President Obama asked federal agencies to cut back on noncompetitive contracts, calling them “wasteful” and “inefficient.” Things didn’t work out as planned.

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