Noncompetitive Federal Contracts Increase Under the Bush Administration

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The Special Investigations Division of the House Committee on Government reform investigated trends in the awarding of noncompetitive contracts during the Bush Administration. The findings revealed in fiscal year 2003, the administration entered into over 43,000 contracts, amounting to $107 billion, without adhering to full and open competition standards. This marked a significant increase of $40 billion (60%) compared to the last year of the Clinton Administration, raising concerns about fair competition and potential monopolies.
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