Tuesday, September 23, 2014

County denies too-costly bid for SUV

By The Herald Staff | 6/20/2014

Franklin County Board of Commissioners rejected a bid Wednesday to purchase a sport utility vehicle for the The Fourth Judicial District Community Corrections. The board had solicited bids to purchase the department a new vehicle, but received only one bid.

Keith Clark, community corrections director, said the bid from Ottawa Chrysler Dodge Ram Jeep for a $27,790 Dodge Durango did not meet the specifications of the solicitation and was more costly than the department was willing to pay. Clark said the department had the option to purchase from the state for $23,321, but was notified that the state was out of vehicles to sell.

Franklin County Board of Commissioners rejected a bid Wednesday to purchase a sport utility vehicle for the The Fourth Judicial District Community Corrections. The board had solicited bids to purchase the department a new vehicle, but received only one bid.

Keith Clark, community corrections director, said the bid from Ottawa Chrysler Dodge Ram Jeep for a $27,790 Dodge Durango did not meet the specifications of the solicitation and was more costly than the department was willing to pay. Clark said the department had the option to purchase from the state for $23,321, but was notified that the state was out of vehicles to sell.

The board rejected the bid and Clark said his department would have to wait until the next fiscal year to solicit new bids for a vehicle.

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