Two bids were received for the project, and John R. Jurgensen Co. had the lowest bid. The company’s bid says it will utilize two certified minority, woman-owned or small business contractors.
The law department looked at how the bids were evaluated for scope of work and diversity goals and concluded John R. Jurgensen had the lowest and best bid, Dickstein said.
Staff review vendors’ work experience, past projects, references and past performance related to meeting diversity participation goals to try to determine if there are any areas of concern, Dickstein said.
The city looked at the asphalt resurfacing contract because it is a large award to a vendor the city often uses, Dickstein said.
“We pulled it just to do a double-check,” she said.
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The city has asked Green & Green Lawyers to review past city contracts and will scrutinize contracts in the pipeline to try to uncover any concerns, Dickstein said.
Federal authorities last week unsealed an indictment accusing Dayton employee RoShawn Winburn of accepting bribes from people and companies that wanted to do business with the city.
In exchange, Winburn allegedly provided minority, small or disadvantaged business certification without the proper screening for qualifications.
Former Dayton City Commissioner Joey Williams is accused of taking bribes to try to help a company get city contracts.