Billie Jo Lorius

University System Didn’t Rebid Some Contracts

Gallion says without formal bids, the University System missed out on competitive pricing and potentially "the best deal.''

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ An audit of the North Dakota University System found its information technology arm didn’t seek formal bidding for several contracts totaling about $3.2 million. State Auditor Joshua Gallion released the audit Tuesday that covered a two-year span ending in June 2018. Gallion tells the Bismarck Tribune the noncompliant contracts, mostly for software, essentially were renewed after…