ALERT: FOIA Requests Point to No-Bid Contract Missteps

ALERT: FOIA Requests Point to No-Bid Contract Missteps

“Review of the grant file did not indicate that any sole source justification documents were submitted by the grantee or processed by the COPS office.”

March 29, 2012 – Holst receives a response to her Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request showing that the RACOM contract for $1.6M in ZETRON consoles, paid for in part by a federal grant, was not preceded by any evidence of sole source status for the vendor.┬áCOPS.Grant.FOIA.Response.March29.2012

Additional documentation is available that proves there was no RFP and no bids for the purchase.

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Holst’s Questions Addressed at SECC911 Board Meeting

Why do the radios on walkie not work in Buffalo? We were told in April that the Buffalo issue would be resolved by RACOM. What steps are you taking, and when do you expect this to be fixed?

Has the $14K BDA been installed at Hillendale, and has it resolved the problem?

Where are the areas around the County that you’re relying on NPSPAC?

Has there been a “due date” set with the Vendor, New World Systems, for the CADS/RMS system to be working correctly?

Thursday, August 18, 2011 …

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Holst’s Unanswered Questions at Emergency Management Agency Public Hearing

“Why am I here? Nothing that has happened so far gives me faith that you are watching over our tax dollars. When you have a uncapped levy, nothing will control it. There will always be enough money. You’ll never be afraid to pass the budget, because there will always be the money. What’s happened to date, makes me realize, the taxpayers have to watch over this. And that’s why I am here today.”

February 1, 2011 – Diane Holst, from Eldridge, Iowa, addresses the non-elected EMA …

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