The Bidding Process: The Call for Transparency in County Government Bidding | Eastern North Carolina Now | A growing concern that has been expressed to me in the past, and quite a bit more recently, is that the bidding process in Beaufort County Government needs to be replaced by a more transparent process; one that favors the sense of fairness, while projecting a perspective of fiduciary obligation.

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    A growing concern that is often expressed to me in the recent past, and quite a bit more recently, is that the bidding process in Beaufort County Government needs to be replaced by a more transparent process; one that favors the sense of fairness, while projecting a perspective of a fiduciary obligation to the Beaufort County Tax Payer. A solemn obligation that is real, and obligation that cannot be obfuscated.

    To this extent that I may coax the majority of the Beaufort County Commissioners to adopt these necessary changes to insure a fairer and more transparent bid process to achieve that more stable and reliable relationship with bidders, and that natural fiduciary, as true public servants of taxpayers taxed, and self-governed best, I shall endeavor to do so at the September 5, 2022 general meeting.

    Here below are four simple actions that I would like to see implemented to the greater benefit of Beaufort County Government, and more especially, my constituents.

Tenets to Proper Transparency and a More Effective Bidding Process in Beaufort County's Government


     1. Open all Public Bids at public meetings, and on camera.

     2. Bid proposals shall Not be prepared in any part by any subject bidder.

     3. Advertisement of Public Bids must be broadcast widely to whatever extent is available; including, but not limited to county website, and all local and regional media that requests publicly, or in writing such Public Information of bid process.

     4. In fairness to all bidders, and the Public at large - many of whom are taxpaying constituents - the lowest qualified bid must be accepted unless the bid /bidder is disqualified for just cause. In the event of a relative tie bid, the bid would be awarded to the local bidder.


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Should Beaufort County's Commissioners fund more projects, while adding to the county government work force, or, should these servants to the People work to cut wasteful spending, and give the taxpayers of Beaufort County a break on taxes, possibly starting a new purpose for their existence?
  Yes, please spend more; so much needs to be done in Beaufort County, and we need more government employees doing it.
  No, please work to be frugal; more mindful that this is the public's money, and return to taxpayers what is not absolutely needed.
  Why should I pay attention to stuff?
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( September 7th, 2022 @ 5:06 pm )
 
This I promise you: If we are to ever get transparency in the bidding process here in Beaufort County some of the majority of commissioners will have to "be drug kicking and screaming" over the that line of far better representation than what we are getting right NOW.

As soon as the video of that last concluded meeting can be obtained and segmented, I will present this single issue for the public to witness.
( August 31st, 2022 @ 4:52 pm )
 
I am sure that this may seem picky to some in this era of the Democratic Socialists throwing around a bunch of the Peoples' money to reward their Elitist and Socialist friends, but still I have this salient question for the public at large: Is it important for the largest local government in Beaufort County to refine its bidding procedures and practice to effect a greater fairness for bidders, but, more importantly, their fiduciary responsibility to taxpayers?
( August 31st, 2022 @ 3:30 pm )
 
Thanks constituent; this one is for you, win or lose.
( August 31st, 2022 @ 3:10 pm )
 
That is badly needed Stan. We have had too many instances of insider shananigans with bidding in Beaufort County. You have hit the high points of transparency and fairness.



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