On February 16th, 2013, the City and Borough of Wrangell, Alaska award Ascom S.p.A. of Modena, Italy a contract to build a 300 metric ton Boat Hoist. Ascom and the Director of Marketing for Ascom in North America (James Alfieri of Tampa, FL) were recently given the green light to proceed with the contract requirements after a drawn-out Protest and Appeals process by the US competitor.
Ascom’s President, Roberto Schedoni, replied to the City Clerk’s “Notice of Decision to accept the Borough Managers denial [of the appeal] and the Agreement for the 300-Ton Marine Vessel Hoist” with an expression of gratitude. “First of all, I would like to express my total gratitude for the award. Please be assured that all of Ascom’s staff, Mr. Alfieri, and I, look forward to working with you on this project. Once again, thank you for your confidence.”
Ascom’s competition had raised protest of the City and Borough’s decision to award Ascom S.p.A. after having over-bid the proposal by some 30+ %. That protest was denied by the Borough attorney and then again appealed as is allowed by law but, it too was denied by the City manager.