By TRACY HARMON CANON CITY - City officials have joined the fray with Pueblo in crying foul about the Colorado Department of Corrections selection of Colorado Springs for its future headquarters building.
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Canon City Manager Steve Rabe launched a no-holds-barred protest Tuesday by penning a two-page letter to James Ramsey, DOC facility management services director.
Rabe claims the DOC's decision to accept the proposal submitted by Mortenson Development Inc. is contrary to standard practice. He urges the DOC to take another look using evaluation criteria contained in the May 6 request for proposals.
"The city believes both offers scored almost equally up to the point that the DOC chose to arbitrarily, without notification to include travel costs as part of its evaluation," Rabe wrote. "Moreover, it appears the DOC failed to correctly analyze the contents of each offer in order to accurately and fairly evaluate each in accordance with its request for proposals."