Tuesday, June 15, 2010

APS to give TIG a contract worth $50M

The APS School Board will vote Wednesday night to let a contract potentially worth $50M over four years. The contract provides for; "Desktops, Laptops, Servers, and Services on Demand", NTE $50M.

There was a competition for the contract;
long time APS favorite TIG, link, won, link.

The APS TIG relationship does not come without baggage. link.

At one point it drew the attention of KRQE and Larry Barker, link.

Mark Bralley dug deeper, link.

Information about competing bids is being kept secret, link.

The APS TIG relationship dates to a time when an independent audit revealed that the APS Finance Division

  • lacked financially sound policies and procedures, and
  • lacked adequate accountability to such policies and procedures as there were, and
  • lacked adequate record keeping.
This at a time when APS senior administrators were spending more than $50K at a whack "without involving purchasing", link.

Likely, millions of tax dollars were lost or stolen.

School Board President Marty Esquivel (l) and Superintendent Winston Brooks (r) steadfastly refuse to allow an independent review of APS' standards and accountability.

The Albuquerque Journal steadfastly refuses to investigate and report upon the ethics and accountability scandal in the leadership of the APS.


Update; looks like TIG will get a different contract for $13M worth of "whiteboards" as well, link, though I could not find in any of the references offered, where they actually admit that TIG is the vendor, link.

photos Mark Bralley

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