NORWICH – The inability to attract regional companies to bid on providing needed public works equipment and materials could force Chenango County to purchase those items only from companies registered with New York State, officials say.
Public Works Department Director Randy Gibbon said many local companies initially express an interest in bidding on items, but don’t follow through.
“It may come to not worrying about and going through the process of trying to get anybody local again,” he said.
Gibbon said no company bid on taking away used electronic equipment that the county plans to collect during a household hazardous waste collection day scheduled this fall. A number of other pieces of equipment were bid on by only two bidders.