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City decides in favor of expensive contract

December 15, 2011
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BEAVERTON, OR — Ann Toth, executive director of Diversified Abilities, thought it was only a matter of time before she could give seven people jobs, according to The Oregonian.

City staff was recommending awarding Toth’s nonprofit organization the city maintenance and janitorial contract because it was 10 percent cheaper than the expiring contract with Portland Habilitation Center (PHC), the article stated.

According to the article, Toth has learned that city staff reversed its recommendation, approving the more costly contract with PHC through June.

City staff cited the greater number of service hours that PHC offered as a reason for the switch, the article noted.

No one informed Toth of the switch, the article added.

"It''s unbelievable. I just feel like giving up ... That''s wrong, to let my employees think they would have a job," Toth said.

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