Cleaning contract leaves commissioners with tough decision
September 16, 2010
POTTSVILLE, PA — Bids to clean the county courthouse have left the commissioners in a messy situation, according to the Republican Herald.
One option would put seven disabled adults out of work by the end of the year while the other choice would cost county taxpayers an extra $8,000, the article noted.
For the past 22 years, Avenues — a Pottsville-based organization that provides services for more than 500 adults with disabilities across Schuylkill County — has gotten the job, the article stated.
According to the article, Pottsville''s TKO Cleaning Service came in with a bid of $92,000 for the 2011 cleaning contract, and Lebanon-based Joanne M. McGee Cleaning & Janitorial Service offered $95,000: Avenues one-year bid is just more than $100,000.
The commissioners are bound by county code to accept the "lowest, most responsive and responsible bid," leaving them with a tough decision, the article added.
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