Managing Public Sector Projects

I need help answering a post which consist of two questions:


Example 7.2 in the book demonstrate a potential conflicts of interest in Port of Seattle contracts. What type of measures should be in place for an agency to prevent bid protesting/conflict of interest?


Do you think that our federal government procurement procedure is transparent? Why or why not?

The instructions for this post are as follow:

Post must reflect exceptionally written thoughtful, independent commentary with research or germane references that equal or exceed 150 words. Please make sure work is cited.  I will attach copy of book that refrences example 7.2.  FYI…book used is called Managing Public Sector Projects, author David Kassel  ISBN: 978-1-42-8873-1.  I will continue to solicit assistance with these posts on the ongoing basis.