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Judge upholds Xerox award in massive FDOT procurement case

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In what may be the end of a titanic legal fight between major state government contractors, an administrative law judge has upheld the state’s award of a massive transportation contract to Xerox, denying Accenture‘s claims that an unusual procurement process yielded the wrong outcome. Administrative law judge J. Bruce Culpepper on Wednesday recommended to the state Department of Transportation (DOT) that it issue an order finalizing the award to Xerox, finding Accenture “failed to establish that the Department’s determination that Xerox will provide the ‘best…

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Favoritism in awarding state toll collection contract, company claims

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A company has filed a complaint claiming Florida transportation officials used favoritism in awarding a multimillion-dollar toll collection contract. WFTV Channel 9 Eyewitness News in Orlando reports an administrative judge will take up the 28-page complaint from Accenture over the $600 million state contract that may not have gone to the best company to do the job. The contract was awarded in June to rival Xerox. Belvin Perry, a former judge who is now a WFTV legal expert, said the…

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A squirrely FDOT procurement process gets even stranger

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As Florida Politics reported in April, an ongoing procurement process within the Department of Transportation over a contract worth hundreds of millions has taken some strange turns, including a $3.6 million settlement payment to a firm that was not only ranked third in a competitive bidding process, but also left the State of Florida in a lurch when it previously divested its tolling interests. Things seem to have gotten only more curious since this last report shed light on this high-stakes procurement. To briefly…

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FDOT procurement meeting canceled after FloridaPolitics.com report

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I guess we can count the Florida Department of Transportation among our beloved readership — along with the many pols, staffers, voters and taxpayers who check in with SaintPetersBlog every day. After our reporting this week on a transportation contract procurement process that seems to have gone a little squirrelly, FDOT announced Tuesday that it has canceled a public meeting previously set for Wednesday on precisely that issue. On Monday we wrote about an ITN process — “Invitation to Negotiate,” in the parlance…

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Transportation procurement inconsistencies taking a toll on Florida taxpayers

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You might not know it from reading the Tampa Tribune lately, but at this moment a handful of major companies are locked in a heated campaign to secure a major state contract to provide an oft-overlooked but essential service: the administration of tolls that help fund Florida’s more than 80,000 miles of roads. After 16 years since the introduction of the Sunpass in 1999, our state’s tolling infrastructure is due for an update. The Florida Department of Transportation is currently conducting a procurement process designed to…

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