The Tuesday, December 31, 2015 city council has an item on it that shows us what the community thinks of doing business with the city.
According to the backup material for agenda item 18.1 the city leases between 350 and 400 copiers. A request for proposals was issued and four vendors responded.
If the city exercises the two one-year extensions tied to this three year contract, the vendor will be paid around $2.3 million dollars.
Four bidders responded.
Why is it that the tabulation sheet only rates one bidder–the one that they want to award the business to?
Were the specifications made restrictive so that the vendor the city wants to do business with was the only one that could qualify?
What was wrong with the other three vendors that they were not even evaluated?
We deserve better