Stupid bidders

Blame it on someone else!

Item 13.1 on the Tuesday, July 26, 2017 city council agenda was a request from city staff to reject all bids for fuel for city vehicles.

It appears that the contract would have been worth about five million dollars a year to the successful bidder.

Why did city staff want to reject the bids?  According to the backup material it was “due to bidders not correctly completing bid documents”.

The city received 13 bids.  Evidently not one of them was smart enough to fill out forms for this multi-million dollar contract.

Could it be that the purchasing department needs to write better specifications?

Or could it be that they don’t like the winning bidder?

We deserve better


2 Responses to Stupid bidders

  1. tickedofftaxpayer says:

    I think the line “Purchasing will rebid as best value solicitation” combined with the fact that the current contract holder is getting a six month extension pretty much tells the story.


    • anonymous says:

      Yes and value is in the eyes of the beholder. And someone in a position of influence is probably also receiving something of value.

      Who is the current contract holder?


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