August 20, 2015
Here’s what Chairman Trammell has to say on the subject:
Trammell said that he had asked people to bid on things and couldn’t get them to bid on items that “only cost” $5000. He says Jasper County’s purchasing policy is “antiquated.” But it sure is funny how they can get the people they ask to give “quotes”, isn’t it? Bidding allows everyone an opportunity to do the work or sell the product, not just people they know and they allow to give them a quote.
During the meeting Trammell said he was handing out policies from neighboring counties for each commissioner to look at. Do you think they might be more to Gene’s liking? Could any new policy just allow any or all of the commissioner’s friends to do the work or sell the county equipment without any bids at all?
Since Trammell said in a recent meeting they would be looking into purchasing “technology”, he might need to get a new policy in place quickly. Time will tell!