MOUNT VERNON — Thursday morning saw the Knox County Board of Commissioners open bids for office supplies for the Department of Human Services.
Categories for supplies were paper, toner and ink cartridges and the master schedule which included all other supplies.
There were five different bidders but not all of them bid on the three categories.
Quill Office supplies had the lowest total bid with $26,587.31. Charles Ritter Co. was second with a total of $41,983.96 for all categories and Friends Business Source had the highest bid of $50,422.00.
Quill also had the lowest bid for paper at $265.29. ECR had the lowest bid for toner and ink cartridges at $17,226.00.
The bids will be analyzed by the Department of Human Services to see which one is the best fit and best deal for the money.
After the bid opening, Knox County Recorder John Lybarger came before the commissioners for his office’s budget hearing for 2011. The commissioners recommended no change in his general budget from 2010. Lybarger said he had no problem with that. The budget for 2011 will be $139,324.
Commissioner Teresa Bemiller said it appeared that, based on what Lybarger has spent so far this year, he should come in under budget for 2010.