Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Second bidder for back-up, bribes?

One has to wonder why? Why the need for a second most qualified bidder? When it comes to supplementing the Code Dept. Inspections Team, as reported by the Times Leader. 

In the Times Leader Newspaper, City spokeswoman Liza Prokop explained why both companies are listed in the resolution.

“It is not uncommon for the city to name a second most qualified bidder in the event of any issues or emergencies, especially considering the fact that this is a new venture for the City of Wilkes-Barre. The city has had back-up contractors for other project contracts such as emergency services, sanitary/sewer, storm sewer repairs and line cleaning,” she said.

It is not uncommon? Then why is this the FIRST time were doing it, for a service based contractor? Wouldn't it have been great if ONLY, we had “a second most qualified bidder in the event of any issues or emergencies” that may have arose with our thief of a towing contractor, Leo Glodzik, of LAG Towing, who by the way is STILL the city’s contractor… 

One also has to wonder why we need these contractors at all, when we have 2 full-time rental inspectors and several others in that department who can lend a hand (if actually needed). It’s not like we have been vigorously inspecting Sherman Hills or anything, so why now, and why the second most qualified bidder?

My predictions:
  • Step 1: Invent "issues or emergencies" that would eliminate Bidder ONE: John Marino, Northeast Inspection Consultants.
  • Step 2: Oh thank God Prokop had the foresight to have that "SECOND most qualified bidder", Paul Pasonick, Northeast Code Services. It’s no secret that the Pasonick’s have been kicking back large campaign contributions to King Lie-A-Ton for years. Also didn’t Paul Pasonick take over the family firm following the conviction of another well known Pasonick?
  • Step 3: Phase out the city’s inspection team, and outsource the entire city. Just imagine the opportunity for kick backs then… 

And remember just like the towing contractor, "it wont cost you any more than it cost now"....

P.S. Council meeting is combined session TONIGHT 5PM, and if you want to voice your concerns about this be 5 min early.

Wake Up Wilkes Barre


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