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‘Backdoor extension’ of state radios contract at issue in budget talks

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As legislative budget chairs powwow to finalize the budget, unresolved items in the state’s general government budget silo have left the door open for a move by holders of a large state contract to tip the scales in favor of its renewal down the road. A state panel under the Department of Management Services recommended a competitive bidding process back in January in order to procure an upgraded law enforcement radio system. The contract’s current vendor, Brevard County-based Harris Corp., recently…

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