As there are significant upfront costs to Supplier in performing this Contract, this Contract cannot be terminated by Customer unless Customer pays Supplier the entire remaining balance of the Contract amount not yet paid and signs a full release of Supplier from any and all liability arising out of this Contract and releases Supplier from performance of the work remaining under this Contract.
On June 29th, 2012, the Clerk’s Office signed a contract for document imaging with a BlueWare spinoff corporation named BlueGem. My belief is this is not the first time this contract (or something similar) has been signed, and the contract signed June 29th and sent to me as a copy differs from that handed off to the media and will differ as well from the contract signed about May 23rd.
During the Clerk’s Forum the night of May 24th (see link below) Mr. Needelman denied (25:00) knowing his former lobbying partner, Matt DuPree, represented BlueWare. He also claimed (34:00) the Invitation to Negotiate process had NOT yet selected a vendor to begin negotiations.
Politics: Latest Brevard County Clerk of Court Debate: VIDEO (NOTE: This is from July 3, 2012. May not be the latest due to my being busy and having no time to post this information. Sorry about the delay.)
From: Scott Ellis [mailto:email@example.com]
On Monday Mike McDaniel said the selection had been made, Sean. The Invitation To Negotiate may be a negotiated process, but the vendors have been told the company to negotiate with has been selected.
Thank you for your interest in our Invitation to Negotiate. We have awarded the contract to another vendor but look forward to working with you in the future on other items that may come up for negotiation.
From: Sean Campbell [mailto:Sean.Campbell@brevardclerk.us]
Probably Tuesday or Wednesday for the ITNs; Once again as far as I know there isn’t a signed contract and this is only an exploratory process to assess the feasibility of this project. Looking back it took over three months to review staffing companies, over six months to negotiate with health care providers and I would assume this may take even longer given the magnitude of the project. I will keep you informed of the information you requested as soon as it is made available.
There’s a bit of a conflict here, however, as on May 23rd, the day BEFORE the forum, The Brevard County Clerk electronically transferred $500,000 to RoseWare/BlueWare/BlueGem in Michigan! This payment is clearly the first payment of the $8.5 million CONTRACT.
So we have the money sent to a vendor before allegedly a vendor has even been selected to negotiate. Then we find when a contract is signed there are NO parameters for performance and work volume.
Even stranger is the poison pill language at top. Scanning millions and millions of documents is an incremental process. One could easily begin counting backwards from 2004 and, if budgets got tight, simply stop in 1997. Given the erratic budgets for Clerks since 2009 it makes no sense to sign a FIVE YEAR virtually unbreakable contract! It does make sense, however, if your goal is to ensure the vendor his money at all costs no matter who wins the 2012 election for Clerk of the Courts.
While the Clerk and his legal team may believe they’ve handed their vendor an unbreakable contract, a few options may remain for termination. If it were discovered the Invitation to Negotiate was written by one of the bidders, the contact person for the buyer had no idea what he was doing and referred all questions to the same bidder, and the bidder who wrote it, got it, there may be a few issues with the award itself. Throw in the possibility money was transferred on an award before it was even publicly acknowledged a bidder had been selected to negotiate, much less sign, a contract and more questions are cast upon the award. Even more dramatic, what if the contract signed publicly on June 29th was preceded by another differing contract signed on May 23rd? No matter what the language of any contract, it is null and void should it be proven the award itself was tainted by fraud.
So there may be an escape clause after all.
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