Friday, November 2, 2012

Essex County contract with vendor procedurally voided

A contract between Essex County and Info Quick Solutions, Inc. of Liverpool has been procedurally voided, according to the Essex County Code of Ethics and the language that allowed the cancellation is something Oswego County Minority Leader Mike Kunzwiler said he would like added to Oswego County’s policy.

The Essex County Ethics Board reached a settlement agreement with the county clerk and deputy clerk in regard to the awarding of a contract to IQS, the same company that was recently awarded a contract in the Oswego County Clerk’s office.

County clerk Joseph Provoncha was reprimanded and fined a total of $3,500 for attempting to improperly influence the awarding of a contract. Deputy Clerk Janet Cross was fined $500 and reprimanded for an improper relationship with an employee of the vendor.

In an agreement reached between all parties, both Provoncha and Cross admitted they violated the county ethics policy in dealing with IQS, a vendor that provides document imaging. FULL POST

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