Company protesting contract awarded by DuPage election agency
Mar 18, 2015 6:13 PM - A San Diego-based company wants the DuPage County Election Commission to rebid a contract for electronic poll books after claiming the agency didn't give it a fair opportunity to bid for the work. Votec Corp. filed a protest with the county's procurement office after the election commission decided in November to award Hart InterCivic a nearly $500,000 contract to supply the commission with computerized logs to check in voters at the polls. In its protest, Votec claims the election commission "violated and/or failed to adhere to" its procurement ordinance. "They (Votec) feel that the process was not a truly full and open competition," said Jim Rome, an attorney representing the company.