$375,000 Contract to Exchange Board Member Draws Criticism

2013-10-21T11:30:00Z $375,000 Contract to Exchange Board Member Draws Criticism Twin Falls Times-News
October 21, 2013 11:30 am

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's insurance exchange board meets Tuesday to discuss how it buys services after state lawmakers criticized a $375,000 no-bid contract awarded to one of its members.

The Your Health Idaho exchange board meets at 11 a.m. to discuss its procurement process.

On Friday, House Speaker Scott Bedke called it "indefensible" for exchange director Amy Dowd to give board member Frank Chan a big technology contract without advertising it publicly or letting others bid.

Chan quit the board Wednesday after getting the contract.

Though Dowd insists she has the authority to award contracts like the one with Chan, the exchange is operating under only a "draft" procurement policy that doesn't specify when bidding must be competitive.

The board said in May it would finalize that policy.

That's so far not happened.

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  1. Dick1946
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    Dick1946 - October 21, 2013 6:50 pm
    typical political good ol boy attitude.

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