State plans to award contract for ferry options protested - InfoNews

Current Conditions

Light Rain
8.8°C

State plans to award contract for ferry options protested

April 15, 2019 - 1:29 PM

JUNEAU, Alaska - The state's intent to award a contract to a company to review options for the future of Alaska's ferry system is being challenged by the other bidder for the job.

Aurah Landau is a spokeswoman for the state transportation department. She says two companies submitted proposals, and the state issued a notice of intent to award Northern Economics the contract.

The state's budget for the project was up to $250,000. She says Northern Economics' bid was $249,887.54. The second company submitting a proposal, MAP Consulting LLC, had a cost of $224,888.

Landau says MAP Consulting is protesting the state's intent to award the contract. A message seeking comment was left for the company.

Landau says factors besides cost also are weighed and Northern Economics scored higher on other aspects.

News from © The Associated Press, 2019
The Associated Press

  • Popular penticton News
  • Comments
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile