The winning low bidder for a big county computer purchase approved by the county commissioners last month has lost the county's business.
The purchase of 20 computers went to a low bidder from Pennsylvania, the lowest bid among 12 submitted and recommended by the county IT manager.
Commissioner Doug Atchley explained at the BoCC's Nov. 5 meeting that the Pennsylvania company had submitted an original bid of $580 per computer for the 20-computer deal. But, after getting the county's approval for the sale, the company changed its bid to $680 per computer blaming a clerical error.
At that point the deal with Delta County Commissioners was off.
The county's computer buy was given to the second low bidder instead for a new lowest bid of $618 per computer.
In other business at its Nov. 5 meeting the Delta County Commissioners dealt with the following matters:
• The commissioners received a jail census report of 53 on Nov. 5. That included 38 in the county detention facility and 15 in work release.
• The commissioners decided that county offices would close at noon on Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24. They will remain closed through Christmas Day.blog comments powered by Disqus