I suspect that DavidK can help explain this situation to us.
The city council agenda for the Tuesday, September 29, 2015 meeting of council has an item on it that requests permission to reject all five bids that the city received for a quality of life construction project to be done at the zoo.
According to the backup material the item was looked at by 118 different people. The city received 5 bids, all from local contractors. Staff explains the rejections “due to not meeting the minimum requirements”.
The specifications were released August 4, 2015 and by September 29 the city is ready to reject the bids. That seems like a short window to develop a bid but maybe it was fair.
Are the city’s requirements unreasonable? Have we reached the point where no qualified contractors will bid on city business?
We deserve better