Efficiency study contract amended
BATON ROUGE - A state contract with a company for an efficiency study has been amended to require $500 million in savings ideas.
The consulting firm of Alvarez & Marsal is getting $4.2 million from the Jindal administration for the study.
Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols initially had said the savings expectations were included in the bid request and that it was legally binding. But when the $500 million figure was not found in the bid, Nichols' spokesman said she misspoke.
The savings figure also wasn't included in the initial contract, only in a cover letter from Alvarez & Marsal submitted with their bid.
The amended contract comes after concerns from lawmakers about whether the review was a waste of time.
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