Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Council Contracts Evaluation of Bids

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Council Contracts Evaluation of Bids

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the $55 million Myriad Convention Center and the $35 million Civic Center Music Hall will be evaluated by Public Technology Inc.

The Oklahoma City Council agreed Tuesday to pay the Washington, D.C.-based company $10,400 to evaluate the competitive bids.

Ward 4 Councilman Daniel Fine suggested that the evaluation be handled by the city.

City Manager Terry L. Childers recommended that Public Technology be hired to evaluate the proposals since a city department and the State Fair Board are expected to submit bids.

Public Technology will review the request for proposal drafted by the city staff, prepare evaluation criteria for the review of proposals and evaluate the city review panel's top three choices, outlining their strengths and weaknesses.

"This will protect the integrity of the process," Childers said.

The public events facilities have been subsidized by the city for about $1.4 million. The competitive bid process will help the city evaluate the revenue performance and subsidy levels of the facilities to provide relief to the general fund.

The final decision on management will be made by the trustees of the Oklahoma City Public Property Authority, which consists of city council members. …

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