The Lens story is about a development in the slow boiling turf battle between the city Inspector General's Office and the Independent Police Monitor. You should go read through that and some of the background it links to if you're not familiar. This is going to be a bigger political issue than it seems right now.
Anyway, here's my question regarding this specific article.
In what regard is this disqualifying factor for picking a professional services vendor,
Wisdom also said her office objected to Hutson’s preferred vendor, the National Association of Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement, because Hutson had been consulting with the group about how such a review should be conducted.Different from this qualification for the one the IG chose?
She added that PARC is the best qualified contractor for the job because of its knowledge of the city — in 2007, the City Council hired the group to help draft the ordinance establishing the Office of the Independent Police Monitor.