Weber State involved in lecture capture purchasing probe

Weber State's RFP for a lecture capture system violated competitive-bidding practices, a vendor alleges.

The Utah Attorney General’s office is investigating Weber State University’s request for proposals (RFP) for a lecture capture system in a case that raises important questions about competitive-bidding practices in higher education.

Lynn Packer, who had hoped to submit a bid for a lecture capture system he helped design, filed with the state attorney general’s office after discovering what he believed to be a bid specification rigging scheme.

Packer believed that lecture capture giant Sonic Foundry was working with university employees to ensure that the RFP could be fulfilled only by Sonic Foundry’s Mediasite platform through the use of “kill points.”…Read More