“Xippa says the District is making the right decision by re-evaluating the situation. It is great to see the District not back its previous decision with a process defense. The proper thing to do is to gather the facts, check the relationships at the door and then make the right decision.”Which lead me to this:
To be clear.
BOISE, Idaho — The largest school district in the state has recanted on a decision last month to award a contract paying Xerox Corp. more than $43,700 a month for copier services.
The board that governs the Meridian School District voted Tuesday night to restart the bidding process after an Idaho copier company complained, saying its contract would have saved taxpayers $680,000 over five years.
"It's a victory of sorts," said Gary Mahn, chairman of Fisher's Document Systems Inc. "They're not going ahead with the award to Xerox, which we felt was not justified."
Earlier this year, Mahn's Boise-based company bid about $32,417 per month to provide more than 120 copiers to the school district in southwest Idaho for 60 months.
I feel bad for the hardworking sales person on the ground who thought they had a done deal only to see it evaporate. On the other hand I feel good for Gary Mahn of Fisher's Document System. It also should be a lesson to Corporate Xerox and Independents that when the funny money runs out and there is a new sheriff in town the rules change.
The nimble and agile have the advantage over the slow and corporate.
Get with the program Xerox!
Full disclosure: Long on Xerox. No interest in Xippa.net.