University of MD parking garage contract raises ethics concerns

By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf | Maryland Reporter

A representative from University of Maryland Baltimore was lambasted during Wednesday’s Board of Public Works meeting, with board members calling into question how ethical the school’s process was in securing a new contractor.

Two of the five members of a selection committee to find an operator for the university’s parking facilities were former employees of the winning bidder, which was selected despite the fact another bid came in lower.

Joe Evans, UMB’s director for general procurement, testified during the meeting that Penn Park, Inc. of Hanover, Md. won a $3.8 million bid to operate the university’s parking facilities.

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