Some of these no bid contracts are innocent, like the one for Johnson Controls.
Some are nefarious, like the one for Cenifax Solutions:
They also are requesting qualified data processing firms to compete for the work of processing the millions of documents county government generates.
Cenifax Network Solutions, the Schererville-based firm that has controlled almost every computer in Lake County government since 1992, is being paid as much as $2.6 million for their services this year.
Mark Pearman, executive director of Cenifax, said his firm is prepared to compete with anyone to retain the county's business.If I am not mistaken, Cenifax is owned or affiliated in some way with the Cappas family, who we all know are the head family of the Lake County Democrat mafia machine.
Kudos to Dernulc and Strong for getting THAT contract in particular out for bid.