From Brian Lockhart, CT Post:
The cost of a consulting firm originally hired to review the city’s purchasing rules now stands at a quarter of a million dollars. The bulk of their time, the city said, has been spent on unspecified “pending litigation.”
On Tuesday, the same day the city’s law department discussed with City Council members why Guidepost Solutions was paid $152,036.59 late last year, City Hall moved forward with giving the New York City-based consultant an additional $98,393.86, according to multiple sources.
The law department on Thursday confirmed the $98,000 figure, but declined to comment further.
The pending payment would bring Guidepost’s tab so far to $250,430.45
Full story here.