Wichita City Council to discuss bid processes for public/private partnership projects

05/07/2013 9:09 AM

08/06/2014 9:43 AM

The Wichita City Council will hold a workshop Tuesday morning on bid processes for public/private partnership projects.

Those bid processes have been an issue before the council for a couple of years, since City Manager Robert Layton and several council members intervened in the bidding for the city-funded Ambassador Hotel parking garage just off Douglas downtown.

That garage was slated to go to Key Construction, the Ambassador Hotel contractor, on a no-bid contract until Layton and council members changed policy and got the project bid. Key eventually won the project, after some city-led construction changes lowered the project cost from $6 million to $4.2 million.

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