Tuesday, August 23, 2011

McLennan Court reverses no-bid award on cleaning

Waco – In a 4-1 vote, members of the McLennan County Commissioners' Court reversed an earlier intention to renew a cleaning services contract at the courthouse complex with an out of town company.

Following comments by Commissioner Ben Perry that he had received e-mails and phone calls from vendors and citizens asking why local contractors were not included in a request for proposals, Commissioner Kelly Snell made a motion that the present contract, which totals $133,000 per year at the rate of $.078 per square foot, be put out for competitive bids.
The item was removed from the day's agenda for immediate action to renew the contract with James Enterprises of Cedar Hill and the purchasing department notified to prepare a request for qualifications and proposals on the services, for which the county presently pays about $12,000 per month.

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