HARRODSBURG - The prices from a second bidder for software for the Boyle County Detention Center seems to have had an impact on the current holder of the contract.
Evercom currently holds the contract which expires, along with the software, at the end of this month. The Texas company presented a proposal to the Joint Jail Committee at its May meeting. The up-front costs listed in Evercom's brochures and those listed by the second bidder, Digitech, were very similar.
However, representatives of Digitech present at Friday's meeting of the committee could not list a cost for support after the first year and that may have been the Glasgow firm's biggest problem.
When the two men were excused, the committee got down to comparing prices and products.
Support service for the Jail Administration Management Systems by Evercom is included in its fees and those fees were reduced after a telephone conversation between jail Capt. Phil Yates and an Evercom representative.