Thursday, September 04, 2014

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY SIGNS NO BID CONSULTING DEAL WITH AMBULANCE BILLING COMPANY JUST ONE DAY AFTER VOTER PETITION FORCES CITY HALL ORDINANCE REPEAL!!!



Behind the scenes, the valid petitions of more than 8,000 voters didn't seem to matter to upper level management at City Hall who signed a controversial deal with ambulance service billing company Intermedix JUST ONE DAY after an ordinance securing a contract with the firm was repealed by Mayor and Council because of community outrage.

To wit . . .

AFTER A SMACKDOWN VIA PETITION, MAYOR SLY'S ADMINISTRATION PRESIDED OVER A NO BID CONSULTING CONTRACT SIGNED LESS THAN 24 HOURS AFTER VOTERS FORCED A REPEAL OF AN AGREEMENT WITH THE VERY SAME AMBULANCE BILLING COMPANY!!!



Sadly, Dead Tree Media endorsed the deal over voter objections and noted this bit of misinformation:

"The contract would be for around $250,000, below the level requiring council approval. City Manager Troy Schulte said he can sign it on his own, once a good deal is struck with the firm."

LOLZ!!! BY THE TIME THIS EDITORIAL WAS PRINTED THE CONTRACT HAD ALREADY BEEN SIGNED WITH LESS THAT 24 HOURS TO NEGOTIATE "A GOOD DEAL" FOLLOWING VOTER REJECTION!!!

While Yael is simply taking marching orders from Mayor Sly, AWESOME KANSAS CITY INSIDERS think it's more important to give people the facts regarding the sketchy contract.

The contract was signed August 29th. 

The Kansas City deal with Intermedix is for $287,500 over 16 months at a rate of $17,968.75 per month.

The contract can be renewed for up to 5 years with an annual 1 year extension approval.

Intermedix promises 90% of the money will be spent on software and 10% on management.

Interestingly . . .

MBE/WBE REQUIREMENTS WERE THROWN OUT OF THIS NO BID CONTRACT: WHICH IS NOTHING MORE THAN INSULT ADDED TO INJURY FROM MAYOR SLY GIVEN THAT CONCERN AGAINST CITY HALL DEALING WITH THIS COMPANY CAME FROM THE URBAN CORE!!!

It gets worse . . .

The contract has a 90 day termination clause so Intermedix can "terminate for convenience" if the deal doesn't work out for them . . . This would leave KCMO under the gun in terms of finding new software to manage EMS billing.

One insider seyz: "This deal puts the city at a serious competitive disadvantage with very little negotiating power."

Again, it's also worth mentioning that a big part of voter objection to a City Hall deal with this company related to concerns about privacy.

Still . . .

THIS NO BID RUSH CONTRACT REVEALS A PATTERN OF CONTROVERSIAL DEALS PUSHED THROUGH UNDER THE TENURE OF MAYOR SLY JAMES!!!

- The Mayor and his alliance on the Council pushed through a controversial streetcar contractor and critics complain about a great many subcontracting deals that will go without competitive bidding.

- A year ago Mayor Sly and his Council alliance lobbied for $12 MILLION single source (read: no bid) contract for Water Dept. consulting.

- And now this ambulance billing no bid contract offers another sketchy deal SIGNED LESS THAN 24 HORUS AFTER MAYOR AND COUNCIL WERE FORCED TO REPEAL THE FIRST CITY HALL ORDINANCE CONTRACTING WITH THIS COMPANY THANKS TO VOTER PETITIONS.

Now, Insiders attribute most of this City Hall express contract delivery to the fact that Intermedix is represented by honchos from Polsinelli - Anyone familiar with campaign finance reports know their connection to our city's top elected official and most of the City Council.

Sadly, this behind the scenes rush deal doesn't really help the residents of Kansas City.

One insider seyz: "Rarely at City Hall is something moved forward so quickly. We're expected to believe the City Manager got the best deal for KC in less than 24 hours??? It was obviously set up a long time beforehand. Whenever the city works on behalf of a politically favored company, it's always a bad deal for the taxpayers."

Developing . . .

31 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Call him no bid Sly.

Anonymous said...

Bids? We don't need no stinking bids.

Anonymous said...

OMG, such righteous indignation from Paco.

Are you not 'supposed to be focused on setting up stories for the Cum Guy or The Klan Bear?

You know, Big Foot was seen in the Northland early this morning.

I am not Mensa Boy, but would love to get an invite.

Anonymous said...

Who are the "insiders"

What they afraid of?

Anonymous said...

Retaliation from the Mayor and the City Council 8:40

Anonymous said...

I know public hanging sounds racist. So can we just go with a firing squad?

Anonymous said...

How could Troy sign a contract that exceeds $250,000?

Anonymous said...

wheres the justice dept on this instead they are investigating ferguson mo police dept on civil rights why dont they include kc mayors and managers in this what good is it for the people of kc to voice there opinions if this so called mayor does what he wants.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Sly has just lost 8000 votes on the next election. He can't get out of office soon enough.

Anonymous said...

Even a ballot referendum or initiative item can be overridden by majority vote (varies) of council. So even if the petition had forced the contract to the ballot, council could have rejected it. Plain and simple.

The push for more efficient and less costly city services is underway. All over the world. It will not be stopped. It cannot be stopped. That is what taxpayers want, and deserve.

Anonymous said...

@ 9:25--If the mayor/council were truly interested in "more efficient and less costly city services", they could start with their own offices. This mayor has the largest staff and, of course, the largest budget for his own office in the history of the City.

Anonymous said...

9:25 not all the opposition is to the concept of privatization (it is noted that the unions hate it), but this company has a horrible record and this deal in KCMO reeks of glad handing and insider dealing--that is why many people don't like it and thinks it stinks like a dirty cat litter box.

Anonymous said...

nigger.

Anonymous said...

Local government, city hall, the Mayor, the City Council, and some of the largest companies in this country, not just State, county or city but the country (members of the “billionaire” club) with corporate offices right here in Kansas City have tilted the playing field against it’s citizens, we have a city that works for company’s and people that can afford to hire attorney’s and lobbyists, rules are written in their favor and its always at the expense of the people and even though our elected officials are fundamentally wrong they refuse to answer simple questions.

It is critical to focus on upcoming elections; there are so many issues on the table and we have to have elected officials that are going to implement programs and address the issues that are faced by the overall population in Kansas City not just special interest, our elected officials have lost sight of the fact that it takes less energy to do what’s best for their constituents.

When you have elected officials breaking laws, acting with no moral compass, seeking employment in large corporations they are obviously not qualified for and have started working there even before they have left office (choosing to not going back and doing nails), some traveling overseas to implement a program with foreign companies in countries like China that have historically never worked in the long term by any other City or state that have utilized it, then you have a real problem.

It will take decades to undo what companies like Burns & McDonnell, JE Dunn who was the real power and founders of MidAmerican Minority Council and this present Mayor and city council have done to this city.

Anonymous said...

Amen! Vote them out of office!

Anonymous said...

keep your mouth goin but Sly will be..repeat...will be...reelected.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous9/4/14, 8:52 AM
How could Troy sign a contract that exceeds $250,000?

Seriously? Troy NEVER follows laws, ordinances, or rules. Surprised he is not in prison or why he still has a job. Especially how much that SOB has cost the city in descrimination law suits.

Anonymous said...

Troy does what the Mayor and city council tell him to do. Troy is hired by them. It is up to you to elect people that are not corrupt.

Anonymous said...

Troy has really fucked himself trying to manage the Fire Department! Billing is an expensive failure, EMS is an expensive failure. How much more will taxpayers have to pay for having this worthless lackey Fire Chief and the City Mismanager running things?

Anonymous said...

Under the new system you will not get a bill and in 30 days you will get a bill.

Anonymous said...

and a late fee

Anonymous said...

corporate capitalism.

3rd said...

Sly just lost my vote. This underhanded move is just the worst kind of thing he could have done. We petitioned the officials to take a better look at Intermedix and he decided he was just going to do whatever he wanted.

Anonymous said...

Because he is a a NARCISSIST megalomaniac who believes that he can force his will on everyone without consequence. He will figure out when he LOSES his re-election bid. No one likes Sly anymore because they see him for who he really is.

Anonymous said...

Shady. I need more information.I want to see paperwork. Show the non-believers the papers and then they may cast doubt.You can't fix people or make them see.
Shady...big old tree

Anonymous said...

The $250K is just to get it done. They'll keep adding to that over time until they get it whatever amount. It's how business is done at city hall under Troy and his General Services Department.

Anonymous said...

I smell bribes and kickbacks.

Anonymous said...

Read the Code of Ordinances... contracts for services do not have to have Council approval if under $300,000. $1.2M for goods...

Anonymous said...

Rut Ro.... The bribes and kick backs are going 2 jail. A new trend... Let's hope!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Jail is where they should be!! Locked up and no.bail for Blue Collar Crimes!!!

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of unethical weasels. The need to go. Vote them out, anyone is better.