That company is a dealer in
Advance 2000 had the lowest base bid when the county went shopping last fall for a new network as a preliminary to buying a new telephone system. But Helwig and two consultants hired by the county decided that Advance's 2000's bid left out some items and also offered equipment that didn't meet the county's specifications. After adjusting the bids by adding more than
Legislature leaders said the process made them uncomfortable, while Advance 2000 cried foul and threatened to sue if IPLogic won the contract.
Tuesday, the Administration Committee approved a resolution sponsored by Legislator
That's not a figure that had appeared on any bid documents before. Bradt said he arrived at that number himself by taking the base bid and adding in bonding, training, adjusted maintenance costs, and by including routers and other necessary hardware.
"This whole thing is complete chaos," said Minority Leader
"If he's changed it since then, we should have it in writing from him," Virtuoso said.
"What's the second bid?" asked Legislator
After some back and forth with county staffers, it was determined that IPLogic's bid should be about
"I personally think I need a little more time, myself," Godfrey said. He and Virtuoso voted no on the award to Advance 2000.
He voted yes, along with Bradt and committee chairman
"You guys blindsided me," complained Helwig, who was on a
Helwig charged that if Advance 2000 were hired, the county would have to fly people to
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