The East Penn School Board put off approval of an agreement with a copy machine company this week after a company that bid on the contract took issue with the district's service proposal request and the amount of money the district planned to spend.
Attorney Michael Prokup, who represents Fraser Advanced Information Systems, which bid on the proposal, said the district's proposal was so narrow and specific that it could only have gone to one bidder — Xerox, which currently provides services to the district.
Prokup, who also lives in the district, said East Penn would have saved more than $500,000 if it had chosen Fraser over Xerox.
The school board, on the advice of solicitor Marc Fisher, decided to table a vote on the agreement until he could do a legal review.
At issue is the district's desire to have an "inline process" whereby booklets of up to 125 pages may be automatically bound, a service that allows the district to avoid having an employee do the work manually.