TULSA, OK — City employees won the first contract bid for maintenance of City Hall, keeping the work in-house, according to the Tulsa World.
This was Tulsa''s first attempt at pitting current city employees against private cleaning firms in an attempt to lower the city''s cleaning costs, the article stated.
According to the article, the city will save nearly $116,000 a year.
"People were saying this was just a way for the city to layoff employees," said Mayor Dewey Bartlett.
"But that was not the case and it never will be," Bartlett added.
City workers bid $977,190, compared to $984,000 from New York City-based Core Facility Services, the article noted.
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