(Washington Informer) — For the last few weeks, Councilmember Marion Barry has demanded that First Vehicle Services, a company that has contracted with the District, comply with the District’s First Source laws and 35% local and small business participation requirements. ”For the last 4 years this company has not been consistently in compliance with District hiring and LSDBE participation requirements. Yet it has been able to receive over $18 million in contract awards with the District. This is outrageous,” Barry said. ”I immediately filed a disapproval resolution on this contract when it came before the Council and today I was able to obtain a commitment from the company that going forward it would go above and beyond to ensure that it is in compliance with these requirements. That is a victory for all District residents and District businesses,” Barry said further.