City of Paris awards $1.8 million con...

City of Paris awards $1.8 million contract for replacement of water lines

There are 7 comments on the EParis Extra story from Apr 25, 2013, titled City of Paris awards $1.8 million contract for replacement of water lines. In it, EParis Extra reports that:

The Paris City Council on Monday awarded to a Louisiana company a contract to replace 2.3 miles of corroded, decades-old and out-of-favor cast iron water lines in the city with new PCV pipe.

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truthfully

Rockwall, TX

#1 Apr 25, 2013
Lol really? We'll as high as the water bill is now they should have already fixed the shit years ago.
Observer

Paris, TX

#2 Apr 25, 2013
Looks like the locals were trying to jack up the prices. Since when did HW become utility contractors?
same ol chit

Paris, TX

#3 Apr 25, 2013
I thought big increase in our bill 2-3 yrs ago was for this reason...now a loan and a bond vote??
aged

Rockwall, TX

#4 Apr 27, 2013
Once again no jobs for us,your tax dollars being paid to support outside companies.45 mil of our dollars are fixing to leave here and go to somewhere else.I am voting no that is for sure.
Cajun

Paris, TX

#5 Apr 27, 2013
What local contractors bid on this contract? Was the contract awarded to the lowest bidder as required by law?
The Skinny

Paris, TX

#6 Apr 27, 2013
Cajun wrote:
What local contractors bid on this contract? Was the contract awarded to the lowest bidder as required by law?
The law does not require that the lowest bidder get the job. I don't know anything about the companies that submitted bids, but I can tell you that if the contract had gone to a local company, you'd be hearing just as much griping and complaining as you do about it going to an out of town company. "It's the good ol' boy system." "Joe Smith on the council awarded it to his good buddy." "XYZ Company had inside information." And on and on.
Facts

Paris, TX

#7 Apr 27, 2013
Cajun wrote:
What local contractors bid on this contract? Was the contract awarded to the lowest bidder as required by law?
The only fair wy to award the contract is to the low bidder. If local contractors really want he job, they can get competitive. After all, they are here so their costs are lower to begin with. No travel, motels, etc.

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