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December 19, 1999 | JILL LEOVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Community College District is under fire for awarding a $10.7-million construction and equipment contract without competitive bidding, under an arrangement that relies on projected savings on future utility bills to pay off the district's debt. The move is part of a growing trend among public agencies to forgo conventional bidding procedures for projects that aim to save money on utility bills.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1999 | JILL LEOVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Community College District is under fire for awarding a $10.7-million construction and equipment contract without competitive bidding, under an arrangement that relies on projected savings on future utility bills to pay off the district's debt. The move is part of a growing trend among public agencies to forgo conventional bidding procedures for projects that aim to save money on utility bills.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 2000
The Community College District has released a report saying that, despite some problems, a controversial $12.5-million energy contract awarded without public bidding is in compliance with the law. According the district's auditors, Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP, the district's contract with Viron Energy Services blurred the lines between work that is exempt from public bidding rules and work that is not. But auditors also said no regulations were broken.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 1998 | MIMI KO CRUZ
In an effort to cut energy costs at city buildings, officials this week approved a contract that guarantees annual savings of more than $130,000 over the next 10 years. The move awards Viron Energy Services a $1.8-million contract to improve the city's lighting systems. The company will install a computerized system to control major heating, ventilation and air-conditioning in a number of city buildings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 2000
The Los Angeles Community College District has released a report saying that, despite some problems, a controversial $12.5-million energy contract awarded without public bidding is in compliance with the law. According to the district's auditors, Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP, the district's contract with Viron Energy Services blurred the lines between work that is exempt from public bidding rules and work that is not. But auditors also said no regulations were broken.
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