Without inviting competitive bids, Kansas officials awarded Motorola a $50 million deal to build a new statewide emergency radio network by crafting it as an amendment to a contract signed 14 years earlier. Chuck Miller, a procurement officer for the state Department of Transportation, said in a phone interview that the contract "was competitively bid" because bids were taken in 1991 before Motorola built the previous system. Pictured is Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Gary Warner's portable Motorola radio.
Without inviting competitive bids, Kansas officials awarded Motorola a $50 million deal to build a new statewide emergency radio network by crafting it as an amendment to a contract signed 14 years earlier. Chuck Miller, a procurement officer for the state Department of Transportation, said in a phone interview that the contract "was competitively bid" because bids were taken in 1991 before Motorola built the previous system. Pictured is Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Gary Warner's portable Motorola radio. MCT
Without inviting competitive bids, Kansas officials awarded Motorola a $50 million deal to build a new statewide emergency radio network by crafting it as an amendment to a contract signed 14 years earlier. Chuck Miller, a procurement officer for the state Department of Transportation, said in a phone interview that the contract "was competitively bid" because bids were taken in 1991 before Motorola built the previous system. Pictured is Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Gary Warner's portable Motorola radio. MCT

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Kansas gives Motorola $50 million contact, based on bids from 1991

March 30, 2014 12:00 AM

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