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Maryland Gov. Wes Moore seeks redo of controversial procurement for BWI concessionaire

February 22, 2023
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Undoing a controversial procurement saga from last year, Gov. Wes Moore directed the Maryland Aviation Administration on Tuesday to start over its solicitation process to find a company to manage concessions at BWI Marshall Airport. The aviation department will also ask the state’s Board of Public Works to renew a contract with BWI’s current concessionaire, Fraport, on a month-to-month basis after the current contract expires at the end of March, according to the release. Last December, the MAA chose Landover-based New Market Development to head the airport’s concessions operations. The new firm is headed by Major F. Riddick Jr., a lobbyist who was chief of staff to former Gov. Parris Glendening. The aviation department’s choice of New Market did not make it to the BPW for final approval before Moore took office in January.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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