*NEWS*XEROX CHALLENGE, FOR A CONTRACT !

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*NEWS*XEROX CHALLENGE, FOR A CONTRACT !

 user 2003-11-11 at 9:33:00 am Views: 73
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    Xerox Challenges Anchorage Point System
    Xerox Corp. to appeal School District deal; DISPUTE: Decision to give copying contract to pricier rival spurs flap.

    Xerox Corp. is challenging the Anchorage School District’s decision to award a copying service contract to Frontier Business Systems, arguing that a flawed selection process will result in the district paying a higher price to a less-qualified firm.

    The School District, which is facing a $26 million gap in its 2004-05 budget, on Oct. 30 announced its intent to award the contract to Anchorage-based Frontier Business Systems for a total estimate cost of about $1.42 million over 7 1/2 years.

    Xerox’s proposal said it could do the job for roughly $1.36 million. A third firm, IKON Office Solutions, submitted a price of about $1.6 million.

    This week, Xerox — the district’s current copier contractor — notified school officials of its intent to appeal the decision, arguing principally that the district’s selection method underrated the importance of price.

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