Contract Misawarded: Auditors

State auditors charge that a local firm was wrongly awarded a two-year, $659,000 dining services contract for the Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training Academy cafeteria in Meridian, reports the Associated Press. Shird’s, Inc., of Meridian won the contract over Aramark Corp. in January 2008, but the auditors report "significant irregularities" in how the bid was awarded.

Among the problems the auditors reported were the changing of scores by three Idaho State Police employees dur

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