November 17, 2011- the Mayor used Jerry Pate Designs work on the Admiral Mason Park which was not even under contract as the basis for awarding them an additional COR contract for the Main Street project..
Question: Why would Jerry Pate want to be the Owners Rep for a street project?
Answer: To push its irrigation products from the inside by requiring them in the BID SPECS for the job?
Documents Obtained from Federal Subpoena Information
Bates (I) 001093- August 23, 2011 - Brian Spencer informs Derrik Owens "the Mayor has indicated that Steve Dana (Jerry Pate) is officially a team member of the current Main St. improvement project" cc: Steve Dana; Ashton Hayward
Derrik Owens responds that he has notified Atkins.
Bates (I) 001141 - August 26, 2011 - Owens to Spencer, Dana, Hayward, Garza, Helms, Coby, and Reynolds - Discussions regarding project, estimates, and the RFP.
A project manual is prepared on major projects. This manual states the requirements of each area of the project. For his project the manual specifies the types of gravel, asphalt, bedding, plant material, and equipment installed. This document also has blueprint drawings of what the project will look like and where everything is to go.
For the Mainstreet project, the irrigation blue print plans and specifications were written up by Jerry Pate Design.
- The drawings clearly have the Jerry Pate logo.
- The electric valves 1.5" are specified to be TORO products.
- The Decoder is specified to be TORO products.
- The Flood unreadable 2.0 GPM is specified to be RAINBIRD products.
- The installation instructions for the irrigation equipment is DIRECTLY FROM THE TORO COMPANY MANUAL. Look right underneath pictures in small print.
It must be nice to get your lifelong friend the Mayor to select your company (who was not the low bidder) as Owners Representative so that your guy on the job can require your products to be purchased and included on the project.
That's having your cake (at City expense) and eating it too (at City expense)