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Here’s The Scoop….RFPs…DOING AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE!/ BUT POSSIBLY….NOT FOR LONG!….

Dear Readers….Excuse the lull in posting…This site was either a peripheral victim of a North Korean computer corruption plot…sun-spots…the server railroading some connection…or a computer glitch…pick one…We’ve heard them all today…and are now relegated to the laptop….to post…the following…….

In the last post you will recall was the bids for the Bel Air Entryways….Not the only RFPs in the works from the Town of LBTS….Also out for bid was the Parking Citation Processing Service….

This was after Comm. Dodd called the Town Manager on the April 29,2009 Consent Agenda item for $2100.00 for hand held ticket devices…Comm. Dodd found in the backup that it was not just $2100.00…it was  a contracted agreement with a company that not only provided the devices but did the processing of all the parking citations for a percentage…The Manager got all hot under the collar and said this was an emergency requisition because the hand held devices were so fragile that any mishap would bring parking in this Town to a standstill…and it would rest on his shoulders as a result…….This time Comm. Dodd wasn’t buying the “sky is falling” ultimatum of Ms. Colon…and called her bluff…Ever the manipulator…Town Manager Colon did what she has done so many times before…AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE…. Just appease the Commissioner and get the result she wants…per her “Gang of 3″…at the July 14, 2009 Commission meeting…when this item is brought back under old business…

Comm.Dodd inquired on the status the RFP for the services…and was told this week it had been published in the Sun Sentinel…That surprised this writer who checks the public notices each day…Could I have missed one..sure..but it was unlikely

On Tues. afternoon after arriving in Town Hall…I took a look at the Town Board…and on it were 4 RFP’s…including the RFP for the hand held devices…RFP 09-06-01 for “Parking Citation Processing Services”…it included the standard info on what was being asked for…and that bids were due by 2 pm on July 2,2009 at which time they would be publicly opened…

After RFP 09-06-04 was done…for the Bel Air entryways also posted on the board and in the Sentinel…I asked Town Clerk White if the RFP for the parking services was advertised…she directed me to the board…I asked was it in the Sun Sentinel and she said yes…I said I must have missed it…and asked if the bids had been opened on the 2nd as it stated on the post on the Town board……She said no, there had been no bids…I was surprised…

Later Comm. Dodd stopped by Town Hall to pick up his mail and was given a copy of the RFP…

It was a memo dated 06-12-09 The Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel Adstar Proof

Status: Sent -awaiting status    sent 06-12-09 08:46:46

Pub:FSS Zone C Agency Ad Number FSS0105

Client Town of Lauderdale Client ID 942

Classification Government  Insert date 6/13

REQ. FOR PROPOSAL 09-06-01

The Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea

is seeking sealed proposals for

‘Parking Citation Processing Services”

Proposal package may be obtained at

the office of the Town Clerk located at

4501 Ocean Drive, Lauderdale-By-The-

Sea, Florida 33308, 954-776-0576

June 13,2009

The actual print is accompanying the memo….the print size of the whole ad is the size of 2 postage stamps!

The ad was a request for proposal…not for bid!

The ad placed in the Sentinel and the ad posted on the Town Board are not the same!

The ad placed in the Sentinel is not at all like any of the RFPs  such as the Bel Air entryways…which is a column!

The ad placed in the Sentinel does NOT include a bid time and date and bids being opened publicly on July 2,2009!

No wonder there were no bids!

No wonder no one came on July 2nd!

The Manager did just as she did when she was instructed by Comm. Dodd to interview and investigate the Patrick Pointu situation…..AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE…her M.O…..As Town Manager she is confident that she is “armed” with a reliable “Gang of 3″…to give her license to continue doing so…..

This RFP is worth more than the Red Light system!…

2 other RFPs were on the board ….

RFP 09-06-02 for “Technology Maintenance and Consulting…Bids to be received by July 29, 2009 at 2 pm and to be publicly opened…no advertising was shown…

RFP 09-06-03 for “Beach Cleaning Services”…Bids to be received by July 27, 2009 at 2 pm and to be publicly opened…no advertising was shown…

The Manager has again chosen to limit the response for RFPs…with these 2 contracted services…

We are heading into the time when RFPs should be required to go out for Auditing services…giving notice to Rachlin that they can bid as well…UNLESS….the “Gang of 3″…go along with yet another Town Manager unilateral decision and go ahead with the $200,000  Auditing services they NEVER approved (prev. posts)…

We hear this is just the tip of the iceberg…we hear that the “Gang” is GETTING READY….to GO FULL SPEED AHEAD……from the parking…to the POLICE!….

Courtesy of TOWN HALL-EAST…Late night meetings…at the Furths…Clottey on the 5th….McIntee on the 7th….and Silverstone…on the 8th at noon….YIKES!…

Make it your business to attend the next 2 Budget meetings/Commission meetings…July 14 and July 28, 2009……

TO MAKE SURE THE TOWN MANAGER/”GANG OF 3″….. DO AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE…TO CHANGE POLICY….AND POLICE PROTECTION IN OUR TOWN!!!!!!

Otherwise it just could be…..

Town Manager Colon  DOING AS MUCH A POSSIBLE …..with possible RFPs for Police equipment……for a possible McIntee Police Dept…..

more to come….

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