Committee OK’s Software, Bug Bid

WINNSBORO – County Council’s Administration and Finance Committee recommended more than $67,000 in software upgrades on May 11 to make the County compliant with state security standards for the Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS).

“Local governments across the state of S.C. are usually not compliant with the regulations SLED (the State Law Enforcement Division) requires,” Interim Administrator Milton Pope told the Committee, “and it usually comes down to cost.”

The $67,644 is in the upcoming 2015-2016 budget, Pope said, and will cover the hardware, software, networking, licensing and installation at three County buildings.

The Committee also recommended awarding the bid for pest control services to Terminix Services, Inc.

“We attempt every way that we can to do business with local business,” Pope told the Committee. “However, in this particular case you see the cost there, and the lowest and most responsive request is considerably less than the others.”

The Terminix bid came in at $17,604. Orkin Pest Control offered the next lowest bid at $18,600, followed by Cleggs Termite and Pest at $20,340 and Fairfield Pest Control at $53,340.

The Committee’s recommendations will go before the full Council at their May 26 meeting.


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