Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Detroit City Council Rejects DWSD Contract, Ferguson Bid

For the second time in less than a month, Detroit's City Council has rejected a contract bid submitted by Ferguson Enterprises and approved by the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department.

The Detroit Free Press reports (here) -- On March 24, 2009, City Council voted 4-3 to reject a $2.2 million contract bid submitted by Ferguson Enterprises. Earlier this month, City Council voted to reject a $284,000 contract bid by the same company. That the FBI served a search warrant on Ferguson Enterprises and an affiliated company, Xcel Construction, on January 15, 2009 may have influenced the Council's vote. Bobby Ferguson is also widely reported to have had close ties with former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.

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