Thursday, November 8, 2012

County to spend $1,751/laptop today

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Full board will vote today (11-8-2012) on these $1,751 laptops for "new employees". No commissioner has asked why the taxpayers must spend so much on computers when excellent laptops can be bought locally for $299-$450.
OPM (OtherPeople'sMoney).

To be voted on today at 3:30

(Best Buy ad for this week: $299.99 Lenovo - IdeaPad 15.6" Laptop - 4GB Memory - 320GB Hard Drive - Black)

REQUEST FOR BOARD CONSIDERATION-COUNTY OF MUSKEGON
Julia Rupp, Executive Director

SUMMARY OF REQUEST (GENERAL DESCRIPTION, FINANCING, OTHER OPERATIONAL IMPACT, POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVES)

Authorization is requested for Community Mental Health Services to purchase 20 new computers from CDWG to be used by new employees. Bids were obtained, with CDWG having the lowest bid at $35,037.80
Req. Desoription HISC COMPUTER ITEMS



Qty, Description GL Number 1 Unit Price Amount
20 Microcomp Hand/Laptop/Noteb $1,479.00 $29,580
20 Peripheral Miscellaneous $201.69 $4,033,80
20 Support Services Computer $71.20 $424,00

Cost per computer $1,751.89

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