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Company protesting bid award

To build emergency operations center

July 17, 2013

WARREN — A company in Painesville that submitted the lowest bid to build a new emergency operations center for Trumbull County is protesting county commissioners’ decision to reject the proposal....

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my2centsworth

Jul-17-13 10:39 PM

Ifyoudontknow the real reason for the audio/video camera spying is the same reason Nixon did it. The so called engineer Smith wants to know what his enemies are up to (illegally of course). The irony is he should have a camera on himself because he is his own worst enemy.

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ohcwby

Jul-17-13 9:56 PM

We all know who click the disagree al the time every time. The Grammer Nazi know it all with 1000 names. LOL

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AmericanPatriot

Jul-17-13 9:48 PM

Murphy is probably on the friends and family program with the county.

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ifudontknowujustdontknow

Jul-17-13 9:10 PM

Now I see why Trumbull County Engineer installed all those cameras. They might try and take some of his cold mix oh wait a minute that belongs to the citizens of Trumbull County so that's not it, they must be vandals like he said his workers were. I still don't get that, those workers tax money goes to that equipment and they have to use it (not him) so why would they want to vandalize it? I think we as citizens of Trumbull County should be allowed to go inspect the property on North River rd. isn't it public property? Hopefully they use American made steel and local cement

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jonathon

Jul-17-13 8:27 PM

Two disagrees with my comment on WarrenP's calculations, are you two as dumb as she is or do you just like to push buttons?

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ohcwby

Jul-17-13 6:30 PM

Yeah, I'd watch it. Up in Ashtabula County they had all kinds of problems with the contractors for the news schools flooding, roof leaking, walls collapsing, shingles blown off and then the tried to charge the school districts and it wasn't even 2 years after the schools opened. PV, Grand valley, Lake the list goes on.

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Billdog

Jul-17-13 9:29 AM

I usually try to hire local. Keep local work in the local economy is good for the area. Why would you want your local dollars going to Painsville? If the business and the workers are local, building a local building for the local gooberment, all the tax money, wages and more than likely materials are purchased locally keeping all the money local. Sounds like a win win to me.

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ksmith

Jul-17-13 8:51 AM

BBB accreditation doesn't mean much these days. Not nearly as reliable as it used to be. I agree the lowest bid is not always the best in the end.

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sewingnut

Jul-17-13 8:42 AM

Neither company is BBB accredited. Lakeland had more complaints than Murphy. Sometimes cheaper is not always better.

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msmith82

Jul-17-13 7:50 AM

Oldmandowntown2 I agree with you. Warren proud the lowest price does not always mean the best quality. People should expect the job to be done right.

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jonathon

Jul-17-13 7:21 AM

WarrenP, are you absolutely sure about your calculations??

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OLDMANDOWNTOWN2

Jul-17-13 6:49 AM

Maybe they have a bad reputation for doing shoddy work. Just because they are the lowest bidder, should not be the only thing considered here. All to often home owners hire company's based on cost of home repairs or improvements, and end up dissatisfied. Some company's offered guarantees that are worthless, because after so many complaints they shut the business down and start again under a new name. There are several independent and Amish company's that do this quite often, so be careful when hiring someone to do repairs or remodeling.

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DHSmith

Jul-17-13 6:30 AM

can you say kick back

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WarrenProud

Jul-17-13 5:41 AM

It sounds like Mahoning Valley cronyism to me. Why pay $300,000 more for the same work? Taxpayers deserve to pay the lowest bid price.

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Daniel

Jul-17-13 5:12 AM

Maybe this company was not awarded the contract because of reliability and reputation. Just because your the lowest bidder does not mean you get the job if the other can do better.

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ohcwby

Jul-17-13 3:07 AM

Seems like the air port is the best place for this...who's the dummy who thunked this up. lol

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