This just in, courtesy Matt Dun and the News of Cumberland County:
Cumberland County freeholders will consider awarding a contract Thursday to a Camden County architectural firm for architecture and engineering services relating to a plan to renovate the Vine Street School.
Lammey and Giorgio, of Haddon Township, was among seven pre-approved architecture and engineering firms asked to submit cost estimates for the Vine Street School project.
Lammey and Giorgio offered to oversee architectural and engineering services for the project for $619,500, according to a resolution on Thursday’s freeholder board meeting agenda.
That cost estimate was $200,000 higher than what was given by the next highest bidder, KBA Architects in Millville.
Did KBA already get their quota of backroom contracts? Is this payback for the generous support of Camden County politicos for Lou Magazzu’s last campaign?
What is amazing is that Jane Jannarone is claiming that this company “saved” the county money. So, according to that logic, all one need to do is “save” an unquantified amount of money to severely over-bill on another project and be a shoe-in.
By the way – William Lammey of Lammey and Giorgio gave thousands to the Camden County Norcross Machine. Anthony Giorgio has done likewise. In a transparent end run around pay-to-play laws, companies give to the party in their own county and get pei-in-the-sky jobs in other counties. The taxpayers get screwed.
Remember, Cumberland County faces a $4 – 8 MILLION budget shortfall yet King Louie still sees fit to give a job to the highest bidder. An out-of-town highest bidder.