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Syringa CEO calls for state to re-bid voided contract for Idaho Education Network

Syringa Networks, the company that won the lawsuit this week that threw out the $60 million state contract for the Idaho Education Network, is calling for the state to re-bid the deal, Idaho Education News reports today. EdNews reporter Kevin Richert reported that Syringa CEO Greg Lowe issued this statement:

“The District Court concluded that the procurement was ‘fatally flawed.’ The court’s decision speaks volumes with the undisputed facts and history of the case in reaching its conclusion. While Syringa Networks is supportive of the IEN, it pursued this action to prevent vendors such as ENA and Century Link from improperly benefiting from an unfair procurement process at the expense of Idaho’s taxpayers. We are pleased that the District Court agreed with our position by voiding the IEN contracts. With the District Court’s recent opinion, Syringa Networks remains hopeful that the Department of Administration will recognize that this litigation, funded by taxpayer dollars, was a wasteful attempt to ‘fix what cannot be fixed,’ and move forward to rebidding the IEN procurement.”

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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