Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Council at Odds Over Contract Picks.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Michael Davis Journal Staff Writer

The Corrales Village Council is set to reconsider contracts awarded to two firms earlier this month for prosecution and engineering services.

Gloria McCary was hired as village prosecutor and The Larkin Group was hired to continue providing engineering services.

Village Administrator Chris Allen said Wednesday she amended Tuesday's council meeting agenda with a request to rescind the awards because of a mistake made by Councilor Walter Lucero in his scoring of the firms.

The evaluation committee, which includes Mayor Gary Kanin, the councilors and Allen, is supposed to score applicants on a scale of 1 to 100 points. However, the actual totals for the engineering evaluations were 105 points. The scores are added together with each candidate having the possibility of getting a maximum of 600 points.

Lucero said he misunderstood the directions and divided his 100 points among the candidates for both the engineering firms and prosecutors.

The Larkin Group won the engineering contract by an overwhelming margin.

However, Gloria McCary edged Patrick McNertney for the prosecutor's contract by only three votes. …

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