Everybody gets a do-over in the bidding process for a new bus contract for Springfield schools.
The school board voted Monday night to reject all pending bids and start the process over. The decision came after one company, Durham School Services, claimed it had made an error in calculating what it would charge the district, causing its bid to come in higher than that of the existing contract holder, First Student.
First Student asked that its bid of almost 27-million-dollars be accepted, and said Durham should not be allowed to revise its bid after the fact. But the board voted five-to-two to simply start over.