DOE awarded $31M tech contact without proper bidding: suit

A tech firm is suing the city Department of Education, claiming the agency awarded a $31 million contract last year without proper bidding. The DOE inked the deal with tech firm Zscaler last summer. Zscaler competitor Symantec claims the DOE conducted a “clandestine” process to “steer” the contract to their

Contracts for consensual one night stands? There’s an app for that

One night stands may soon become commitments thanks to an app that creates contracts for consensual sex. LegalFling, a new app from a Dutch blockchain company, claims to be the first app to give users a “legally binding agreement” before getting it on. The app also allows users to “match

The census bureau continues to award phony no-bid contracts

Government investigators found problems with 90 percent of the no-bid contracts awarded by the Census Bureau. That finding, after combing through just 28 deals, determined that Census probably overpaid contractors by about $9 million. The probe by the Inspector General’s (IG) Office at the Commerce Department, confirms and expands upon an investigation

De Blasio-tied p.r. firm cashed in after pitch to City Hall: emails

One of Mayor de Blasio’s favorite p.r. firms — whose principals have acted as his private advisers — pitched a top city official on behalf of a client that has since landed more than $6 million in city contracts, newly released City Hall e-mails show. The communications came in April 2015

Girls’ Generation in Talks to Renew Contracts With SM

The 'Holiday' hitmakers are negotiating contract renewals with SM Entertainment after celebrating their 10th anniversary. Will Girls' Generation renew their contracts with SM Entertainment? Rumor has it, the "All My Love Is for You" hitmakers are currently in talks with SM Entertainment as their exclusive contract recently ended. SM

DOE was reckless with billions in school contracts: report

The Department of Education is playing fast and loose with billions of dollars in school contracts, according to a new report from city Comptroller Scott Stringer. The analysis found that the DOE frequently ignored its own procedures by awarding insufficiently competitive contracts and heightening opportunities for abuse. “The new findings show that

DOE director who oversaw fraudulent contracts joins MTA

The summer of hell may have just gotten worse. see also David Ross, the director of contracts and purchasing for the city Department of Education since 2004 who oversaw millions of dollars in wasteful and fraudulent school contracts, is headed for the MTA. Despite a track record critics call disastrous, Ross is joining

Success Academy awarded $720K in back payments from city

The city must give Success Academy $720,000 in back payments for three charter-school pre-K programs, a panel of appellate judges ruled Thursday. The city Department of Education had withheld the payments because Success Academy had refused to sign a contract obligating it to follow the city’s curriculum. “It’s a win for our