Jail construction bid info
Is it stupidity or bid rigging?
That he allowed the notice required by law to have approval of 2-3 commissioners
to be leaked for publication without proper approval and proper advertisement is
probably the most stupid thing that Commissioner Al Ambrosini has done in
That the county already is receiving checks from contractors without legal bids
being sought properly reeks to high heaven.
Why should professional contractors in Florida, Maryland, Altoona, Harrisburg,
Arkansas and Georgia be privy to project details before the authorization to seek
bids and legally advertise the proper way was given? Why the compulsion to rush
the proper process?
Commissioner Ambrosini said long ago that he knows who he wants to build the
jail. Was he just speaking in terms of the architect and engineer, whose services
are considered to be professional services exempt from bidding?
Perhaps he has no specific contractor in mind and will end up doing things the
Right now, however, the situation reeks of contamination from attempts to allow
May that cloud of disgusting possibilities soon be gone, by having the
county back paddle and seek bids the proper way. (4 Aug 14)
4 Aug 14