A Pennsylvania lawmaker is questioning why Gov. Tom Corbett's administration awarded a no-bid contract to a firm to manage the state's website infrastructure and technology, and raises concerns that it would result in new fees being imposed on everyday transactions made by Pennsylvanians.
State Rep. Rob Matzie, D-Beaver, complained about the sole-source contract with a subsidiary of Kansas-based NIC Inc. in a letter to Attorney General Kathleen Kane and Auditor General Eugene DePasquale.
A spokesman for Corbett's Office of Administration said Tuesday the firm is the only company in the country that does what it does, making it unnecessary to open the contract to bidding.
But Matzie cited a statement by NIC in its 2013 annual report to investors that it faces "intense competition" in all sectors of its business. NIC also said in a Feb. 7 conference call with investors that the Pennsylvania contract was its first sole-sourced agreement in the history of the company, according to a transcript of the call.
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