During their regular meeting on Monday evening, the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors voted to purchase new motor graders from Traxplus based out of Columbus through a reverse auction.

On July 16, the county set a time for 30 minutes for companies to come in and place bids electronically. Two companies participated, Stribling Equipment, LLC and Traxplus, who went back and forth nine times.

During the meeting, District 3 Supervisor Marvell Howard kept specifying it doesn’t always have to be the lowest price when it comes to these auctions, but they want to get the best value one in terms of which will last longer and get the most work done.

For more about the Supervisors deal, check out the Tuesday, July 20 edition of SDN. 

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