Did the Kodiak
Island Borough assembly break its own rules and unfairly issue a sole source
contract to Threshold? Or did the assembly simply accept the only proposal it
received for recycling services? Those are some of the questions remaining after Threshold's
contract was approved by the assembly and then challenged the next day.
Diana Gish has more.
Last week, Threshold Service's
contract was discussed, approved, signed and then formally questioned through a
"motion to re-consider."
During last week's Assembly meeting the Threshold contract
discussion seemed to get hung up on language; specifically the difference
between "bid" and "request for proposal" or "RFP. Chris Lynch serves on the
Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and is president of Threshold's board of
directors. I asked her about the source of the confusion.
-- (Threshold 1 :34 ...not a bid
about the concern that Threshold may have been given the contract unfairly?
2 :19 "...went through
the RFP with us.")
Threshold Services pull a classic "Bait and Switch" move? Promising to deliver
the service for 150 dollars a ton and then later increasing the rate?
-- (Threshold 3 :45 "...biggest cost is the shipping
recycling contract that was signed on Thursday is re-considered and then turned
down, what would happen to Threshold Services?
-- (Threshold 4 : 28 "...hard business
decisions I think.")
Lynch what she thinks about the motion that was filed to re-consider
-- (Threshold 5 :09 "...with the contract work shortly.")
should the Kodiak Island Borough invest the 200,000 dollars it takes to pay for
a year of recycling service?
-- (Threshold 5 :26 "...which in itself costs
finally,does Lynch have a predication about the outcome of this prolonged
-- (Threshold 6 :20 "...we're just caught in a process.")