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Council getting tablets of their choosing

January 15, 2014

With the City Council unable to come to a consensus on what kind of tablets the panel should use, each member will be getting a model of their own choosing – some preferred iPads, others liked the HP Envy X2 – as long as the total purchase for all five does not exceed $4,000. File photos

So much for the new HP Envy X2 Tablets the city of Bishop was going to purchase for the Bishop City Council.
After voting in November to go out to bid for five of the computer/notebook hybrids, the council had a change of heart – with of the five elected officials unable to come to a consensus on what type of tablet would be most appropriate for council business and at what cost.
The indecision and differing opinions resulted in two competing bids for HP Envy X2 Tablets being thrown out Monday night, and the council giving staff the discretion to purchase whichever tablet each council member wants, as long as the total does not exceed $4,000.
According to City Administrator Keith Caldwell, $4,000 is the threshold that dictates whether the municipality can simply buy something or put it out to bid with the requirement the city accept the lowest, most responsible offer.
Read the full story in the Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

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