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Response to $13 mill no-bid contract inquiry

State Finance Director Bill Newton rolls two boxes of documents down the sidewalk to the Legislature's Committee on Contracts office. State Finance Director Bill Newton rolls two boxes of documents down the sidewalk to the Legislature's Committee on Contracts office.
Newton calls the Clerk of the House after finding the Committee's door locked. Newton calls the Clerk of the House after finding the Committee's door locked.

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Two days after members of the Legislature's Contract Review Committee demanded information on a company that doesn't have a phone number, website or business address, but still managed to win a $13 million no-bid contract, they're getting a response.

Paragon Source, LLC was given a contract to upgrade the state's computers.

Friday, State Finance Director Bill Newton used an orange hand-truck to carry two boxes of documents to the Committee's office, but "The committee's office was locked and no one was there to accept the documents that the committee has requested," Newton said.

Newton arrived at the committee's office at 3:42 p.m. He said when he found the door was locked and no one answered, he was told that the committee staffer "had gone home" and the office was closed. 

Newton said he took the documents, to the Clerk of the House of Representatives where they'll be held for the Committee. He said every document the Finance Department had in relation to the contract with Paragon was in the two boxes.

CLICK HERE to read the document that Newton attached for Rep. Alvin Holmes (D- Montgomery).

PHOTO SOURCE: Gov. Bob Riley's office

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