Posted: 5:14 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2012
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
No bid for FogFuels?
Before Lamar Willis sponsored and voted on legislation that would have paved the way for a no-bid city contract with FogFuels, he sought the opinion of the city’s ethics officer on whether he could do so.
Ethics officer Nina Hickson responded that she could find no policy against that, as Long as Willis had no personal or financial stake in the company and did not represent it as an attorney. Willis said he did not.
In Atlanta, sole-source contracts can be awarded without competition after a “good-faith due diligence review” by the city’s chief procurement officer determines that there is only one source for the required supply, service, construction item or service. Atlanta’s Procurement and Watershed Management departments both signed off on FogFuels’ request to be considered for a sole-source contract.
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