Pima County court reporters locked out of statewide contract

For almost three decades, Kathy Fink has never had trouble securing a portion of Arizona’s statewide court reporting contract for her local firm—until last year.

“Even though our bids were lower, and even though we’d been doing it for 25 years and had the experience, we were eliminated,” Fink said. 

The Arizona State Procurement office awarded 11 firms, which are mainly located in Maricopa County, its revised statewide certified court reporter and transcription services contract on May 31, 2016. The contract is good for one year with the option to renew for four additional years, which the state extended to May 31, 2018. 

The state didn’t award any portion of this contract to vendors based in Pima County.

Read the entire Inside Tucson Business article here.

Originally published on May 26, 2017.

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