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Marketing Company Drops Bid For St. Louis County Contract

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St. Louis County Council (KMOX/Michael Calhoun/File)

St. Louis County Council (KMOX/Michael Calhoun/File)

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CLAYTON, Mo. (KMOX) - A marketing company set to receive a $360,000 contract with St. Louis County has dropped out of the running.

Method Insight, founded just last year, has withdrawn its name from the running for the contract to market for the St. Louis County Parks Department.

Last week, County Councilman Greg Quinn voted against giving Method the bid because he was worried about the company’s lack of experience. The original bid asked for three years of experience, twice as much as Method has.

Now it appears the company’s owner is facing a lawsuit by a former employer for fraudulent and illegal conduct.

“Right now they’re being sued,” Quinn said. “The plaintiff is requesting an injunction to keep them from being able to use the mobile applications that I think they proposed to use for the county.”

The bid will now go to the next lowest bidder. Quinn wasn’t sure which company that is.

“I just think what it shows is the county should go ahead and follow its own requests for proposals,” he added.

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