The Oswego County Legislature’s minority leader is calling for bidding reform in light of a host of controversy that has surrounded county government this year.
“We need a fair overhaul of our entire bidding process,” Minority Leader Mike Kunzwiler said Wednesday.
The most recent bidding controversy erupted when an advertising and design vendor raised concerns about the county’s request for proposal process.
Shane Stepien of Step One Creative alleged the playing field was not level when a RFP (request for proposals) was issued to provide advertising and design services for the county’s tourism department (see related story).
“This is again showing that the county has a long way to go in improving their method and bidding to be fair and equitable to all and to give taxpayers the best benefit,” Kunzwiler said of the most recent vendor complaint.